The Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC), was founded on July 6, 1990. TANC’s original founders consisted of 11 Tibetans and one non-Tibetan spouse. TANC was officially registered as a non-profit organization in 1994. The founders of TANC shared a common vision of establishing a single community-based organization to meet the needs and aspirations of all Northern Californian Tibetans. In keeping with this common vision, TANC founders chose as the organization’s motto: Unity of purpose; Strength in diversity and selected as its logo, the legendary Four Harmonious Friends from traditional Tibetan mythical folk tales.


The mission of TANC is to preserve the Tibetan culture and to promote self-rule in Tibet. To this end, TANC seeks to raise awareness about Tibet in the United States and to support the development of Tibetan social, cultural and artistic traditions in Northern California.

The TANC Office/Community Center is located in Richmond CA. TANC has no branch offices. TANC has a membership of approximately 1,500 Tibetan residents and friends of the community in Northern California.

Office Address:

Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC)
5200 Huntington Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond , CA 94804
USA. Tel: (510) 666-1355

Tel: (510) 666-1355
Email: contact@tanc.org