Founded in 1983, The Alliance Française of Fresno (AFF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the French language and francophone cultures in Fresno and the Central Valley. AFF offers French classes for adults, children, and teenagers. It organizes cultural events that celebrate French culture and history. It is the only Alliance Française in the Central Valley of California. The AFF is an independent local entity and is not subsidized by any government, relying on student and membership fees.