Atlanta based Georgia Chapter has conducted regional charity events by itself and in partnership with Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam. The chapter, under the dynamic leadership of Andal Balu, has played a key role in organizing eye camps in different parts of Tamil Nadu.

Current Officers

Mangala Iyer

Phone:  404-492-6336

Dr. Kalai Parthiban
Doss Kuppuswamy
Committee Members
Jeya Maran (Communications)
Madhavi Kumar
Kannappan Sekkappan
Past Chairperson
Andal Balu

Project Updates

Eye Camps Project has been the landmark of  TNF Georgia Chapter.  Since about 2010 Atlanta Tamil community has generously supported conducting about 122 camps in which  26560 people were screened and 4408 people have been operated on for cataract.
Click here for a partial list of eye camps conducted.
Click here for project updates presentation.

Past Events


Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF), the oldest and largest U.S.-based charity organization that is solely focused on Tamil Nadu,  cordially invites you for an information sharing session on Sunday, March 6th from 3 P.M. to 5 P..M.

Venue: Waterside Clubhouse, 12407 Waterside Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Dr. Somalay Somasundaram, Vice President TNF, has conducted more than 50 of these information sessions across the country over the past couple of years.  He has played a key role in several of TNF’s initiatives and visits many projects each year.  Somasundaram is an inspiring presenter and effectively engages the audience, particularly children and youth, throughout his presentation.  Bring your children and youth to learn more about how your family can get involved in TNF’s numerous humanitarian projects all over Tamil Nadu.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Flood relief projects (TNF and its partners have raised >$500,000)
  • TNF-ABC education initiative in governments schools across Tamil Nadu
  • Women empowerment projects in urban and rural Tamil Nadu
  • Education and Service internships during summer in Tamil Nadu for U.S.-born children and youth
  • Anbalayam – example of American Tamils’ philanthropy on orphaned special needs children in Sirkali
  • Rural development – focusing on developing government libraries in the villages
  • And more…

Please RSVP to to confirm your participation and the total number of people from your family who will be attending this session.  We are looking forward to you joining us at this informative and interactive session. Thank you.


Feedbacks from past sessions:

“About 20 children and youth attended the TNF information session in Phoenix.  They were playful in the beginning but the way in which Somasundaram engaged them, resulted in their instant response to reach out and help underprivileged children in Tamil Nadu” – Jayanthi  Sekar, Phoenix, AZ

“The TNF information session motivated me to visit TNF-ABC schools in Namakkal district and to help underprivileged students in the villages of Tamil Nadu” – Anand  Padmanaban, Columbus, OH

“The info session made me appreciate TNF’s 40+ years of very impressive legacy , its strong presence  in Tamil Nadu and its ability to execute ” – Rajan Soundrarajan,  Breinigsville, PA
“I thought TNF was focused more on education and through the information session I learnt that women empowerment one of the pillars of TNF ” – Girija Venugopal, Macungie, PA

2010: June 12. Lakshman Sruthi light music program. Funds used to initiate the TNF-ABC project which focuses on educating the underprivileged in government schools in Tamil Nadu.

2008: March. Mahanadhi Shobana’s program. Funds raised were used to organize eye camps in Tamil Nadu.


A Report on the 2015 Flood Relief and Rehabilitation

Click the button below to read a comprehensive report of flood relief and rehabilitation efforts by TNF in partnership with its sister organizations.


TNF-ABC Project Namakkal District

Empowering underprivileged rural students from six government schools, including four tribal government residential schools in Kolli Hills area.More

Gurukulam, Amaravathipudur

"Gurukulam, Amaravathipudur" also known as "S.C.G.R. Higher Secondary School" project. More information to come.More


Anbalayam, in English, means loving home. Anbalayam, located in the rural town of Sirkali is the home for 55 special-needs children. More

TNF-ABC Project

The ABC project provides after school coaching to students lagging behind in class or academic performance.More

Soft Skills Training Program

As of May 2014, TNF has trained 1450 students in 33 schools in 7 districts.More

LAIA Foundation

The Laia Foundation is an Indian Charitable Trust.More

TNF Tailoring Program

As part of a woman's empowerment program, a tailoring program was started at the TNF Center in 2005.More

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