Welcome to the Janaka Foundation!

The Janaka Foundation is a non-profit foundation that supports Ananda through Estate Gift Planning.

Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.

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

Janaka Quarterly Newsletters

Includes Estate Planning Tips & News and Inspiration on how the Janaka Foundation is supporting Ananda.

How To Make a Will

Useful information on this basic way of getting started with your estate planning.

What’s New

Janaka Annual Report 2016

The Janaka Foundation published its first Annual Report in July 2017. This report shows our newly established Endowment fund, the 2016 Grants that were given, and the funds that were set aside for Future Grants. We hope you will enjoy reading it!

2016 Janaka Annual Report


The Janaka Foundation establishes a $1.1 million Endowment Fund for Ananda!

In April 2016 the Janaka Foundation was the recipient of a large estate gift. This gift came from a long-time Ananda member who made Janaka the residual beneficiary of her estate. Read more.

Grants 2017 – What We Supported

Each year the Janaka Foundation gives Grants in support of Ananda’s mission. These Grants are made possible through Estate Gifts and other donations we have received.

Grants 2016, and Previous Years

Ananda Remembersa 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.

Estate Gift Planning with the Janaka Foundation

We are here to serve you with helpful information about estate gift planning and about how to include 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.