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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.

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

November 2016 Quarterly Newsletter:
Women: First-Class Philanthropists

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.
Grants 2016!
The Janaka Foundation made a number of grants in 2016 to core areas of Ananda from the Joanne Johnston Estate. Read more.

See Also:
2015 Janaka Grants
2014 Janaka Grants
2013 Janaka Grants

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.