Ananda Sangha Worldwide reaches millions of people each year with inspiration, hope and joy derived from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. This work is made possible by the generosity of people like you.

Online Gifts

To give online using a credit card or Paypal, please use our online donation form. To give to a special appeal, see a list of our current projects here.

Check or Money Order

Checks or Money Orders may be made out to “Ananda” or, to give a tithe, they may be made out to “Thank You God.”  Checks may be mailed to:

Ananda Sangha Worldwide
14618 Tyler Foote Road #50
Nevada City, CA 95959

Gifts of Stock

Securities or stocks held more than one year, and that have increased in value, make extremely effective gifts. You are entitled to deductions for the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift, plus you pay no tax on the capital gain value of the gift shares. A deduction of up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income is available, with a five-year carry-over of excess deductions. Contact Lisa at for more information.

Wire Transfers

Giving directly between banks is also a great way to support Ananda. For more information, please contact Lisa at

Amazon Smile

• Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
• AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
• Support Ananda by starting your shopping at and selecting Ananda Church of Self Realization of Nevada County as your charity of choice.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Each company has a different policy about matching the gifts of its employees, so check with your employer to see if your donations to Ananda qualify for a matching gift.

Endowments & Planned Gifts

By leaving a legacy to Ananda, millions of truth-seeking souls will be uplifted with the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda for generations to come. The Janaka Foundation has been created to endow the future of Ananda and ensure that this ray of light continues to shine brightly in this world.

Ananda is currently accepting gifts to an endowment aimed at supporting all efforts of Ananda to share the teachings of our guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, with the world.

To learn more about leaving your legacy by including Ananda in your will or estate plans, please contact Parvati Hansen, Executive Director of the Janaka Foundation at or visit today.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts to the Janaka Foundation are used to support the mission of Ananda. In this way, the gift you give in memory of a loved one will live on in service to others. Memorial gifts may be made by check to:

Janaka Foundation
14618 Tyler Foote Road #242
Nevada City, CA 95959

For more information about memorial giving, please contact Parvati Hansen, Executive Director of the Janaka Foundation at