Lantern League

Lighting the Way for Women and Girls Through Education

Education is opportunity. For young women, education can be a lifeline - giving them a voice and empowering them to take charge of their future. The 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 2017, we were the recipient of the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award in 2017 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 $1.3 million in grants.


A variety of organizations received funding in 2019. In total, $81,800 was awarded: $41,650 in community grants and $40,150 in PHS grants.

Grant Recipients

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Self-Sufficiency Program for Victims of Domestic Violence

HomeSafe Support Services  

Grant amount:  $10,000

Provide self-sufficiency support and training for 48 survivors of domestic violence. Area served: Santa Clara County


Our Lady of Grace Nativity School

Our Lady of Grace Student Sponsorship

Grant amount: $3,150

Grant will fund a partial scholarship for a low-income middle school girl, preparing her for rigor and content of college preparatory high school.

Peninsula College Fund

Peninsula College Fund
Grant amount: $9,000

Provide three low-income young women with $3,000 college scholarships. Area served: Santa Clara County

Presentation High School

Grant amount: $40,150

Funding will be used for one full scholarship and one half scholarship for girls who would otherwise not be able to afford tuition.

San Francisco Safe House

San Francisco Safe House 
Grant amount: $9,500

Transitional Housing and case management for 6 survivors of sex trafficking. Area served: San Francisco Bay Area

Teen Success

Teen Success, Inc  

Bay Area Teen Success Program

Grant amount: $10,000

Provide 105 teen moms educational, mentoring, parenting and support programs. Area Served: San Jose, Redwood City, East Palo Alto and Oakland



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