TNF Mission

To empower the underserved in Tamil Nadu (India) through Education, Women’s Empowerment, Rural Development, and Health & Hygiene by enriching their educational, social, economic, and cultural status.

தாய் மண்ணிற்கு கரம் கொடுப்போம்

Thanks to the hundreds of generous donors who came forward to support the “HelpTNbreathe” campaign to help raise more than a million dollars. Big thanks to our partner organizations- ATEA, FeTNA, INDIASPORA, ATMA, IIT Madras Foundation, and many others!

With your generous support, the first shipment of Oxygen Concentrators was delivered to Chengalpet and Kilpauk Medical College Hospitals
More Oxygen Concentrators are on the way and the Oxygen System installation work is in progress. We will keep you updated with progress.

COVID-19 Relief letter to CM

Tamil Nadu Foundation

Mann Vaasanai

“Mann Vaasanai” is the single largest fund raising and corpus initiative since the formation of TNF in 1974. Only the interest generated from these funds will be used to expand and sustain TNF’s educational and humanitarian projects in those specific districts.


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Late TN CM Shri. M.G. R’s recognition letter to TNF


Tamil Nadu Foundation is a nonprofit foundation created in 1974 by a group of Americans of Tamil origin who wanted to help people from their native province of Tamil Nadu in India.

The purpose of the foundation is to:

    • Establish education scholarships in Tamil Nadu, India
    • Help provide technical journals, textbooks and equipment to institutions of learning/ institutions of health care
    • Provide assistance at times of emergency
    • Act on any worthy cause affecting Tamil Nadu, India
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raised for 2015 floods in TN

TNF – An Introduction

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