The Kiran Anjali Project links up with secular organizations in India that work within our mission to provide education and job training to children furthest from economic justice. We provide grants to our partner projects 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 works with partners in India who are committed to financial transparency. Prior to approving a grant, the projects work with us to provide an on-site review of their 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 most recent Annual Report: 2021.
Past Annual Reports: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.
Our most recent Tax Return.


Linda Floyd
Linda FloydPresident & 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.
Arti Ayare
Arti AyareSecretary
Arti is a commercial attorney in the lifesciences and the medical device industries. Arti is passionate about causes related to equality, including equal access to education, and is pursuing this passion by devoting time to the Kiran Anjali Project.
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.
Megha Aggarwal
Megha AggarwalBoard Member
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.
Anjali PatelInterim Treasurer


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.
Nita Talwar
Nita Talwar
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.
Mallika Kohli
Mallika Kohli
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).


Divya Mohan
Divya MohanProject Manager, India
Divya earned her Master’s of Social Work from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She comes with 4 years of experience in the education and health sector, and CSR funding. She is also a Gandhi Fellow which helped her further understand the grassroots issues in India.

She has designed and implemented many projects in both Government and private schools in India such as awareness on menstrual hygiene, life skills, E-waste, and substance abuse. She also successfully executed a pilot project on how dance movement can impact the self-esteem of girls which will inculcate other life skills. She has mobilized CSR funds for an NGO and has worked closely with corporates to implement projects on the ground.

Divya believes that an empowered girl is the most effective catalyst for sustainable change and educating them is the first step.

Kazue Thomas
Kazue ThomasAdministrative Support, U.S.
Kazue has spent much of her career in nonprofit administration, and has long nurtured a passion for providing educational opportunities to underserved communities—a passion that has now led her to the Kiran Anjali Project.
Lalith Prasad
Lalith PrasadAccountant, India



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