Funding Guidelines

The Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation was founded on a vision to promote charitable, educational, and scientific endeavors by making grants to organizations primarily in Los Angeles county. In addition to grants for the educational and research programs in the two Borchard Centers, the Foundation prioritizes six areas for funding. One of those six funding areas, the alleviation of poverty, is fulfilled through ongoing and long-term partnerships with several organizations. Because of these established partnerships, the Foundation no longer accepts unsolicited grant requests from organizations whose primary focus is the alleviation of poverty. Each of the remaining five prioritized areas outside those of our two Borchard Centers is described below:

Youth Development

Youth development grants are given to organizations that provide services to youth (under 21 years) with a focus on education, mentoring programs, and after-school programs for at-risk, disabled or under-served youth populations.

Health and Medicine

Health and human services grants are given to organizations that provide comprehensive health care services. Through our investments to our grantees, we seek to improve the health and healthcare of all who may directly benefit from funded services.


Grants for education are given to organizations that provide educational programs, scholarships, internships, and fellowships. Grants are given to organizations that provide K-12, undergraduate and graduate educational services.

The Arts

Arts grants are commonly given to organizations that provide programs related to music, art, creative writing, and dance programs.

The Environment

Environmental grants target environmental awareness activities and programs to improve the environment.

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