San Diego Tamil Palli (SDTP) is an educational and community cultural organization, established as a nonprofit corporation (San Diego Tamil Palli Incorporation), and registered as a 501(c)non-profit organization in the State of California. SDTP shall be a non-political, non-sectarian, non-religious organization, operated and managed by its members. Its mission is to provide programs and activities to benefit its members and the mainstream society at large. It's mission shall include:
- Providing sustained and systematic programs and courses in the Tamil language and Tamil culture to enhance Tamil language learning and to promote the awareness and appreciation of the Tamil culture.
- Promoting and encouraging cultural diversity to enhance mutual appreciation of the differences between the Tamil culture and other cultures.
- Promoting and engaging in cultural exchanges and civil activities at different levels: governments, government agencies, public schools, corporations, and community-based organizations to strengthen the communication and participation of local Tamil communities in mainstream society.