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Funds Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    funds n : assets in the form of money [syn: finances, monetary resource, cash in hand, pecuniary resource]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Funds'


Funding is to provide resources, usually in form of money (Financing), or other values such as effort or time (sweat equity), for a project, a person, a business or any other private or public institutions. When a request for funding is made then fundraising is being attempted.

Those funds can be allocated for either short term or long term purposes. The health fund is a new way of funding private healthcare centers.

Among the main sources of funding, there are:

Donations, subsidies and grants are described as soft funding or crowd funding, i.e. funding that has no direct requirement for return of investment.

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* Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God-the rest will be given. - Mother Theresa

* Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. - Oscar Ameringer


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  • Alternative funds are drawing dollars, questions
    They're hot, yet many investors have no idea what they do. These mutual funds go by a few names, and it doesn't help that some are inscrutable like "liquid alts," but they generally fall under ... Read more on this news related to 'Funds'
  • Stock funds worldwide post $5 bln outflows in latest week -BofA
    Investors worldwide pulled $5 billion out of stock funds in the week ended July 23 after geopolitical tensions triggered fears of a pullback in global stock indexes, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday. The outflows, which were all via exchange-traded funds, marked the first net withdrawals from stock funds in four wee Read more on this news related to 'Funds'
  • Argentina, hedge funds fail to strike debt deal
    Argentina failed to reach a deal with hedge funds demanding full payment on its defaulted bonds, veering closer to what the IMF warned could be a painful new default. With less than a week to go to either pay up or risk being declared in default, Argentine officials met with the US court-appointed mediator trying to break the impasse, but refused to meet the hedge Read more on this news related to 'Funds'

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