Detroit Telugu Association (DTA) was formed in 1976 as a non-profit organization with the following objectives:
To encourage and promote the religious, and cultural functions of the Telugu community.
To invite and honor literary, scientific, and religious dignitaries of interest to the DTA members.
To promote better communication among the DTA members.
To act as an agency to collect donations for educational and socio-economical development of the needy, and transfer funds to charities.
To organize other functions as required, which will involve the participation of the DTA member.