Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation

Dedicated to promoting research, education, social justice, and the arts and to improving the human condition.

Mission & History

Mission Statement

The mission of the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation is to promote research, education, social justice, and the arts and to improve the human condition.

Vision Statement

To carry out our mission, the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation operates and supports its own research and education programs, including the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging and the Borchard Foundation International Education Center, and makes grants to non-profit organizations located primarily, but not exclusively, in California.

Values Statement

The following are our funding priorities which reflect our basic beliefs as an organization:

  • Borchard Foundation Centers
  • Youth development
  • Health and medicine
  • Education
  • The arts
  • The environment

Our History

Incorporated in 1978, the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation is a private, independent foundation that provides grants for charitable, educational and scientific purposes and its own research and education programs. Albert Borchard was a Los Angeles businessman in trucking, warehousing, and real estate. He and his wife, Elaine, who both died tragically in a 1983 auto accident, were avid supporters of universities in Southern California. The Borchard Foundation has been a faithful and long term contributor to Southern California's university programs. In addition, the Foundation supports organizations that promote social justice, and the arts and improve the human condition. The Foundation authorized and created its own education and research programs through the creation of the Borchard Foundation International Education Center in 1987 and the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging in 1998.

Mission of the Borchard Foundation Center on International Education

The mission of the Borchard Foundation Center on International Education is to create a unique bridge between France and the United States – a bridge created through the scholarship and creativity of distinguished individuals involved in cultural, academic, and public affairs.

Visit the Center on International Education website.

Mission of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging

The mission of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging is, through education, research and service, to help improve the quality of life for elderly people, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.

Visit the Center on Law an Aging website.

Center on Law & Aging

The mission of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging is, through education, research, and service, to help improve the quality of life for elderly people, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.

Visit the Center on Law & Aging website

Center on International Education

The mission of the Borchard Foundation Center on International Education is to create a unique bridge between France and the United States - a bridge created through the scholarship and creativity of individuals involved in cultural, academic, and public affairs.

Visit the Center on International Education website