Malayalee Association of Central Florida (MACF Tampa), a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization, was founded in 1991 and has been serving the Malayalee community in the Tampa Bay area ever since.
With over 2500 Malayalee families in the region, our flagship events are attended by thousands. each year. The primary aim of the association is to bring together the Malayalee community of Central Florida and those interested in Kerala culture into a common area to maintain and promote the cultural and educational heritage of the Land of Kerala; to serve as a forum of friendship and exchange of ideas and information for the Malayalees and to sponsor meetings and artistic events with distinguished visitors from India, and Kerala in particular, and to celebrate festivities that are dear to the Keralites.
"One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals."
a. Provide an avenue for the next generation of Malayalees to be in touch with their
native language, state, country, history, culture and traditions.
b. Develop working relationships with other Indian Associations with similar objectives and other socio political groups in the community to enable voicing and communicating any common concerns that this organization may encounter.
c. Raise, solicit and receive funds, charities and donations to provide financial and/or voluntary help at the time of any Natural calamity or other emergencies that may occur. Support charitable non-profit organizations and their programs in United States and in India, whose goals are to help those in need.
Our Mission contd.
d. Award scholarships, prizes, medals and educational aids to deserving candidates as decided by the Board of Directors.
e. Provide a common voice for Malayalees in Central Florida to express their opinions and provide input to other organizations when and if the need arises.