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 $1.2 million in grants.

2018 Grants

A variety of organizations received funding in 2018. In total, $93,100 was awarded: $48,250 in community grants and $44,850 in PHS grants.

Grant Recipients

Girls Inc., of Alameda County

Grant amount: $4,825
Grant funds from the Lantern League will help inspire 50 middle school girls of color to explore STEM and healthy living while discovering their full potential.

Teen Success

Bay Area Teen Success Program
Grant amount: $4,825
This program provides one-on-one coaching and weekly peer learning education to 75 teen mothers to help them graduate high school and nurture their child's positive development.

Learning and Loving Education Center

Empowering Immigrant Women Through Education
Grant amount: $9,650
The grant will promote literacy, parenting skills, language training, technology, and basic skills education classes for 185 immigrant women to acquire skills for further self-development.

Our Lady of Grace Nativity School

Our Lady of Grace Student Sponsorship
Grant amount: $9,650
Grant will fund one-half of a scholarship for a low income middle school girl, preparing her for rigor and content of college preparatory high school.


House of Grace
Grant amount: $9,650
Long term residential recovery program where 64 addicted, abused or homeless women and their children rebuild their lives through one-on-one mentoring.

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Self-Sufficiency Program for Victims of Domestic Violence
Grant amount: $9,650
The grant supports 100 female domestic violence survivors to create a path from crisis to self-sufficiency by assisting clients in achieving personal, financial, employment and housing goals and by providing extensive safety planning, risk assessment counseling, intervention planning, referrals, and support.

Presentation High School

Grant amount: $44,850
Two student scholarships and student academic/activity fees for economically disadvantaged students during the 2018-2019 school year.



Upcoming Events

March 11, 2019
Annual Voting Meeting


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