About Us

We believe that together, we can make a difference.
We work closely with Partner NGOs to identify projects which can transform the current paradigms in the areas of education, health, food, and ecology. 
We support our Partners to raise funds and execute the projects including monitoring the outcomes, reporting progress, and sharing knowledge gained to inspire others to take up initiatives in their communities.

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Our Core Values


We believe that every person – regardless of religion, background, skin colour, caste or gender – deserves an equal opportunity.


We believe that every living being should be treated with compassion.


We believe that the only way to make a change is by taking action.


We believe that everyone should be accountable for their actions, regardless of their background.

Our History

Jnana Foundation received its Section 8 status in 2016. It was set up as a community service and impact organisation by the Vulcan Group to promote environmental and social transformation in India. The Vulcan Group was originally promoted as Vulcan Engineers Ltd. by the late Mr Mithu Malaney in 1963. Today, the Group is a diversified ecosystem of small businesses operating in the fields of IT, Real Estate, Hospitality, Media, and Angel Investing. 

The primary objective of JF is to partner with, and help promote, the activities of other NGOs in India that are driving societal transformation in the areas of Environment, Education, Health, and Sustainable Agriculture.

Our NGO Partners

Facts & Figures

Corporate Social Responsibility
Legacy Fund
since 2021
SMILE Program
Student Scholarships Awarded
Turtles, Birds, and
Marine Mammals Treated

Meet the Team

Vikram Malaney
Co-founder & Director

Vikram dreamed of becoming a marine biologist but pursued a B.E. in Computer Engineering from Duke University. He spent several years working with startup software companies in Silicon Valley before returning to India to manage Vulcan Engineers. Later, he co-founded Capsilon Technologies and supervised its operations in India. Today he focuses on managing and mentoring the Vulcan Group's India investments.

Anjali Malaney

Co-founder & Director

Anjali is a graduate of Macon College. Currently, she focuses on advising and mentoring the Vulcan Group's investments in Hospitality and Wellness and enabling social projects through Jnana Foundation.

Shamba Naik


Born and raised in Goa and currently residing in Siolim, Shamba completed his graduation in Commerce from DMC Assagao. After graduating, he worked as a delivery head in the automobile industry, following which he was a data entry operator and junior accountant. Shamba’s passions include playing cricket and the tabla.

Swati Mahawar
Company Secretary 
& Due Diligence Expert

Originally from Madhya Pradesh but now residing in Goa, Swati has over a decade of experience as a Company Secretary, specialising in the compliance, paperwork, and legal processes that allow businesses to function in India.

Aniket Nene
& Compliance Expert

Aniket is a certified Chartered Accountant with Corporate Finance, internal audits, and cashflow management expertise.

Kunal Bambawale
Marketing Advisor

Kunal was born in Pune and grew up in Dubai and Bangkok. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science & Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. He lives in Siolim and is passionate about football, fitness, and feni.

Shivam Panjikar
Videographer & Video Editor

Born and raised in Corjuem, Aldona, Shivam graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Goa University. He has worked as a digital marketing expert and video editor at a digital marketing agency in North Goa and as a process associate for Amazon. His hobbies include playing cricket and fishing.