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.
The Janaka Foundation establishes a $1 million Endowment Fund for Ananda!
In April 2016 the Janaka Foundation was the recipient of a large estate gift. This gift came from Joanne Johnston, 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.
Joanne Johnston and her Estate Gift to Ananda.
Janaka Foundation Grants
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. In 2015 the following areas of Ananda benefited from Janaka grants:
Please contact us if you have questions about
the Janaka Foundation and Ananda.
We look forward to hearing from you!
In divine friendship,
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.