December 31, 2021
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Dear TNF Patron,

On behalf of the TNF board, volunteers and beneficiaries, thank you for your continued support through the year and looking forward to your generosity in the new year! Happy New Year!

கார்த்திகையில் ஒரு கான மழை - An update

Despite not meeting our expected goal of $100,000, our year end online music concert was still a success. We raised about $75,000 with another $10,000 to $15,000 in corporate matches yet to come.

My sincere gratitude to all the donors. If you haven't donated yet, please do so at to bridge the gap.

A big thank you to our Boston and Chicago chapters for actively participating in this event to raise funds for their ABC schools.

My heartfelt thanks to all the people that worked tirelessly for this event including all of the TNF-USA board members, Chinna Chinnakaruppan from Philly, Siva Moopanar from Chicago, and Karthikeyan Ramu from Boston. 

Educational Scholarships - An Update

During the month, 99 students received scholarships totaling an amount ₹ 8,40,133. 


# of Beneficiaries

Scholarship Amount (in Rs.)

Bharathiyar Arakattalai Educational Scholarship


₹ 78,000.00

Educational assistance to abandoned children project


₹ 35,000.00

VTK Memorial & Educational Scholarship


₹ 2,12,433.00

Hope3 Educational Scholarship


₹ 35,000.00

Educational assistance to Orphaned Girls students


₹ 2,88,100.00

SEEEDS India Educational Scholarship


₹ 80,000.00

Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Bommidi Educational Scholarship


₹ 9,000.00

Sri Krishna Iyer Higher Secondary School, Educational Scholarship


₹ 47,600.00

Dr M N Inbavazhvu Memorial Project


₹ 20,000.00

Manickam & Padmavathy Educational Scholarship


₹ 35,000.00

  99 ₹ 8,40,133.00

ABC project expands to more Schools

Theni District

Government Higher Secondary School, T Subbulapuram

An ABC project teacher has been appointed to help 82 students who were identified as "slow learners" in classes 6 through 9. 

Dharmapuri District

Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Pennagram

Two teachers have been appointed for the project. Baseline tests have been completed and the process identifying slow learners is in progress. 

Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Pennagram 

A teacher has been posted in the school and baseline testing is in progress. 

Krishnagiri District

With the support of Adobe Employees Community Fund, ABC project has been launched in the district with teachers posted in 4 schools. Selection of teachers for other schools is in progress. 

Baseline Tests 

Conducting baseline tests was initiated for grades 6 through 9 during the month. A total of 3,475 across 60 Schools spanning 21 districts have been identified as "slow learners"   
Libraries are Temples - Anavarthikanpet Branch Library

TNF donated five computers to Anavarthikanpet branch library to enable the neighboring School students to use them for learning and digital proficiency.

TNF teachers in Government High School, Anavarthikanpet made a roster for TNF students to visit the library.
Libraries are Temples - Nerkuppai Library
During the month 373 students visited the library from neighboring school. Besides using computers, students also utilized the books available in the library. 

President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

The year 2021 adds another feather to the cap of TNF's initiatives to encourage and involve our youngsters in service. 

Tamilnadu Foundation USA has been approved to be an official certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award.

President's Volunteer Service Award, Gold/Silver/Bronze medal, is issued with a certificate signed by the President of the United States. The award is issued to recognize the important role of volunteers  in America's strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the world and inspires those around them to take action.

To register and/or learn more about the program, visit or write to

YOX breaks the distance barriers

YOX, a Youth Online Xchange program provides a platform to connect the youth in US  with students attending Government Schools in the remote areas of Tamil Nadu. 

The program was launched at the Somalay Memorial Library in Nerkuppai, in the presence of TNF USA's past VP-Projects, Chinna Chinnakaruppan and his family on 19th December 2021.

TNF youth volunteers from Philadelphia chapter Preethi Bhaskar, Shanthi Bhaskar, Abirami Chinnakaruppan and Arun Chinnakaruppan facilitated the session attended by 20 students. The kids engaged in making a flower vase using paper.

Youth volunteering for YOX and other TNF activities can register to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award (see details above).

To learn more about the YOX program and participate, please reach out to

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