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Parvati Hansen, Executive Director

Welcome to the Janaka Foundation!
The Janaka Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the support of Ananda. Ananda is a worldwide work based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Ananda was founded in 1968 by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, who was widely recognized during his lifetime as one of the leading spiritual teachers in the world.

Through including the Janaka Foundation in your will, trust, IRA or other planning, you are supporting the future of Ananda.

How To Make a Will Useful information on this basic way of getting started with your estate planning.

What We Supported in 2016
Each year the Janaka Foundation gives grants in support of Ananda’s mission. These grants are made possible through Estate Gifts and other donations received.
New! Special 2017 Ananda Outreach Events – in Los Angeles, Palo Alto & Washington state
New! Update from the Communications Department Grant.

Special Janaka Grants were given in 2016 to the main Ananda communities and several centers. Read about what they have done with these grants.
Grants from Previous Years

Ananda Remembers  –
a memorial website for the Ananda spiritual family.

Ananda Remembers is a place to remember individuals who have been part of the Ananda spiritual family. These include people who have lived in the Ananda communities, those who have been connected to one of our Centers or meditation groups, or have joined us as a member of the online Ananda virtual community.

The Ananda spiritual family also includes those whose connection with Ananda may have been more limited in nature, but who nonetheless had a deeply meaningful connection with Ananda during their lifetime.
We invite you to take a look at Ananda Remembers.

The Janaka Foundation establishes a $1.1 million Endowment Fund for
In April 2016 the Janaka Foundation was the recipient of a large estate gift.  This gift came from a long-time Ananda member, who passed away in August of 2015 and who had made Janaka the residual beneficiary of her estate. Read more.
A Donor’s Story

Estate Gift Planning with the Janaka Foundation
We are here to serve you with helpful information about estate gift planning and including the future of Ananda in your planning.

Please contact us if you have questions about
the Janaka Foundation and Ananda.
We look forward to hearing from you!

In divine friendship,
Parvati Hansen
Executive Director
Janaka Foundation

Janaka Mission Statement
To further spread the teachings and ideals of Paramhansa Yogananda, and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda, and the practical applications of those teachings and ideals worldwide, in all areas of human endeavor. This shall be accomplished through support of the Ananda Churches of Self-Realization and their associated entities.