Bay Area Tamil Manram is a non-profit, non-political, and non-partisan organization. It has been serving the San Francisco bay area since 1980. It was started as a group for like-minded Tamils to socialize and has grown into a strong organization of what it is now. The success behind this organization is that it has adapted to changing times and needs of the Tamil community in these 25+ years. Before the days of proper Tamil schools in the bay area, Tamil Manram has conducted Tamil classes for children and adults. Before the days of the Internet where Tamil magazines are available for free, Tamil Manram has hosted a lending library of Tamil magazines for its members.