Lantern League

Lighting the Way for Women and Girls Through Education

Lantern LeagueEducation is an opportunity. For young women, education can be a lifeline - giving them a voice and empowering them to take charge of their future.
Lantern League is a women’s giving circle that pools its charitable gifts to fund educationally-oriented projects and programs for women and girls within the greater Bay Area. With just a few meetings a year, our group is ideal for philanthropic women who are short on time and want to make a big impact for local non-profits.
In 2022 and 2017, we were the recipient of the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter. The generosity of Lantern League members has enabled us to support dozens of organizations since 2006 with more than $1.4 million in grants.

Grant Recipients

A variety of organizations received funding in 2022. In total, $78,500 was awarded: 
$40,500 in grant funding; $38,000 granted to Presentation High School.
Bill Wilson Center: Maternity Group Home (MGH) Program - $10,000

BWC’s Maternity Group Home (MGH) program provides safe housing and client supportive services each year to homeless youth (pregnant/parenting) ages 16 through 21. The program prepares them to transition into sustainable, independent living by focusing on parenting skills, child care, independent living skills, educational, employment assistance and other supportive services. The grant serves 6 homeless pregnant/parent youth and 6-12 of their children

CityTeam : House of Grace $10,000 

CityTeam’s House of Grace is a unique long-term recovery program where women experiencing homelessness or life-controlling behaviors can rebuild their lives, without being separated from their children, ages 5 and under.  Through case managers and counselors, women are taught parenting, life skills and financial management and achieve sobriety.

EDRC - Eating Disorder Resource Center $10,000

EDRC services include presentations to healthcare professionals, educators, and community groups; promotion of recovery through access to screening, treatment, experts, support groups, and an online resource directory; and advocacy efforts to support mental health parity, eating disorders legislation, and effective insurance coverage.

Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative: BAWSI Girl Programs - $5,500

BAWSI mobilizes the women's sports community to engage, inspire and empower girls from underserved communities and children with disabilities. BAWSI firmly believes that all children have the right to engage in high-energy physical activity to enjoy the accompanying physical, social and emotional benefits. Grant will bring sports and physical activity to girls from underserved communities at 8 school sites in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

Children's Health Council: Sand Hill School and Schwab Learning Center - $5,000 

Sand Hill School and Schwab Learning Center at CHC provide strengths-based interventions for students ages 7-24 with language-based learning differences and the often coexisting mental health issues—empowering girls to reach their academic potential and preparing them for a lifetime.

Presentation High School: $38,000

Funding will be used for scholarships and activity fees for girls who would otherwise not be able to afford tuition. Presentation delivers a well-rounded, faith-based experience including academic excellence, award-winning teams and clubs, and individualized support where all are welcome.




Upcoming Events

January 31, 2023: Membership Deadline

March 8, 2023: Annual Membership Voting Meeting


Contact Us


For more information or questions about Lantern League please email us at: 

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Lantern League
c/o Presentation High School
2281 Plummer Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125.
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