NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Micro-Mechanics
FUNDING AREAS: Education and Youth, Human Services/Humanitarian, Environment and Animals
OVERVIEW: Christopher Borch and his wife Andrea do their grantmaking through the Borch Family Foundation, which made $462,000 in grants in a recent year. Borch supports his alma mater Furman University. Funding priorities include animal organizations and Christian Science organizations.
BACKGROUND: Christopher Borch graduated from Furman University and received an MBA from Wharton. He worked at several makers of automatic assembly equipment, including Kulicke & Soffa. In 1982, he founded Micro-Mechanics, a manufacturer of precision parts and tools for the semiconductor, aerospace, medical, and other high-tech industries.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Borch supports his alma mater Furman University, and recently made a $1 million pledge with his wife Andrea to support the Furman track and cross country program. Borch was a cross country runner at Furman.
Other grantees include USC (Christopher and Andrea are USC parents), UCLA Foundation, UPenn, and Adventure Unlimited, which provides “enriching activities for thousands of Christian Science young people and their families.” Both Borch and Andrea have written for Christian Science media outlets.
HUMAN SERVICES/HUMANITARIAN: Grantees include Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, LifeMoves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network), and Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association, which deals with Christian Science nursing.
ENVIRONMENT & ANIMALS: Support has gone to animal and environmental organizations Nature Conservancy, Humane Society Silicon Valley, Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley, World Wildlife Fund, and San Jose Animal Care Center.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Borch family to stick with their select interest areas.
The Borch Family Foundation accepts applications at this address:
Christopher and Andrew W. Borch
14315 Taos Drive
Saratoga, CA 95070