The Kiran Anjali Project links up with secular, grassroot organizations in India that work within our mission to provide education and job training to underprivileged children. We provide our partner projects with fundraising advice and grants to help them serve more children.

We have a personal relationship with the projects we serve and know the name of every child we help.

Indian nonprofits wishing to apply for grants from The Kiran Anjali Project must reside and operate in India and have the ability to receive funds from overseas.  The first step is filling out our Pre-Grant Questionnaire.


The Kiran Anjali Project has earned the GuideStar Platinum Seal of TransparencyThe Kiran Anjali Project requires complete financial transparency for all sponsored projects. Prior to approval, the projects have an on-site review of bookkeeping records by an Indian certified accountant employed by The Kiran Anjali Project.

Additionally there is a review of quarterly bookkeeping records by our board’s treasurers who are trained CPA’s in the United States and India, an annual review of audited accounts and disclosure of funding sources, and annual site visits by one or more of our board members.

The Kiran Anjali Project is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.
Our Tax ID is 27-1677832IRS Determination Letter
Our Annual Reports: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
Most Recent Tax Return.


Nita Talwar
Nita TalwarCEO
Born in India and raised in the U.S., Nita returned to India as an adult with her two young children and witnessed the lack of opportunity for the underprivileged to obtain a quality education, especially girls. She assisted in forming Chaaya Charitable Trust, the founding organization for Carnation Learning Center. Nita holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from the University of Southern California. She has held progressive roles in various Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups. She currently resides in the Netherlands.
Megha Aggarwal
Megha AggarwalBoard President
Megha is a senior corporate attorney in the tech industry, with extensive experience in corporate governance, securities, M&A, and commercial agreements. She is passionate about helping girls and young women attain success at school and later, in the workplace, and focuses much of her time trying to figure out how to shatter glass ceilings and champion the women around her.
Linda Floyd
Linda FloydSecretary & Co-founder
Linda has worked as a television producer and teacher in different parts of the world and has worked with refugee and immigrant populations in the U.S. and Canada.
Mallika Kohli
Mallika KohliTreasurer
Mallika has more than 15 years of experience in the finance and accounting sector handling many global clients. She has held management positions in India and the U.S., including ten years at KPMG in their auditing, taxation and corporate advisory services departments. Mallika is a CPA, member of California Board of Accountancy and a Chartered Accountant, and member of the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India).
Anita Akerkar
Anita AkerkarOfficer
Anita Akerkar holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley with a brand management background at Unilever and is currently a voice over artist. While living in India from 2010 to 2013 she became heavily involved with girls’ education through an NGO based in New Delhi called Udayan Care. After moving back to the U.S., she invigorated Udayan Care USA, a “friends of” organization. Now her passion for girls’ education continues with the Kiran Anjali Project.
Ruchi Rana
Ruchi RanaOfficer
Ruchi is a senior program manager at Microsoft. She has always been passionate about girls’ education and believes it should be everyone’s priority. Ruchi is thrilled to be able to do her part to help girls’ education in India. “My mom has inspired me to be strong and my life experiences have instilled the faith in me to serve. Ultimately, I believe, we are all put in this world to leave it a little better than how we found it, and if each of us do our part and believe in our power, nothing is beyond reach.”


Sheryl Hoye
Sheryl HoyeCo-founder
Sheryl has been a social worker specializing in children’s mental health for 25 years. She has worked in schools, hospitals, and outpatient clinics in both the US and Canada. While in India on sabbatical in 2007 she pursued global social work interests through volunteer work.




YOU have the power to change a child’s life today.
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Just $50 a month funds a child’s
primary education and meal costs for a year.