Yoga Dana Foundation was formed in 2007 as a not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to support yoga teachers who bring yoga to underserved communities. Yoga Dana Foundation is funded by grants from its supporting foundation, the California Yoga Teachers Association. Yoga Dana Foundation is overseen by a seven-member board of directors (see bios). It is managed by a part-time Executive Director, Anna Proctor.

Yoga Dana Foundation invests in grantees that have a deep commitment to yoga and the sharing of its benefits.

Be true to a strong mission and it can be the north star of the organization.
— YDF Grantee