foundation foundation  /faʊn ˈdeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the basis on which something is grounded
  2. (n) an institution supported by an endowment
  3. (n) lowest support of a structure
  4. (n) education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
  5. (n) the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  6. (n) a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
  7. (n) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new


  1. For example, Hong Kong's foundations tend to be family run, with little openness.
  2. The other developed gradually the slow motion erosion of the foundation's endowment, largely as a result of Barnes' own shortsightedness.
  3. Everyone has heard of the Ford Foundation.


  1. Foundation Financial Group To Support Family Support Services

    Foundation Financial Group announced its support of Family Support Services, a nonprofit that provides training and support group services for the Department of Children and Family Services in Jacksonville. Employees from Foundation Financial’s Jacksonville Regional Sales Center, located at 225 Water Street #2100, have volunteered to help Family Support Services nurture the relationships between ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Foundation built on truckstops divests fossil fuels stocks

    Portland’s Jubitz Family Foundation, which built its wealth partly on a group of area truckstops, has sold off its oil, gas, coal and other fuel stock holdings, inspired by climate activist Bill McKibben. McKibben and the organization he founded,, have called for divestment of fossil fuels stocks as part of their campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avert serious global ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Portland Tribune

  3. Foundation Source Hires Mark Land as Senior Managing Director

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Foundation Source, the nation's largest provider of support services for private foundations, today announced that it has hired Mark Land as Senior Managing Director for its national ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "This budget is inseparable from this recovery because it is what lays the foundation for a secure and lasting prosperity," Obama said.
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "Our economy is large and it's open and flexible. Our capital markets are some of the deepest and most liquid. And the long-term health and strong foundation of our economy will shine through and be reflected in currency values," Bush said.
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Reuters

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