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A permanent fund established and maintained by contributions for charitable, educational, religious, research, or other benevolent purposes. An institution or association given to rendering financial aid to colleges, schools, hospitals, and charities and generally supported by gifts for such purposes.

The founding or building of a college or hospital. The incorporation or endowment of a college or hospital is the foundation, and those who endow it with land or other property are the founders.

Preliminary questions to a witness to establish admissibility of evidence. Laying a foundation is a prerequisite to the admission of evidence at trial. It is established by testimony that identifies the evidence sought to be admitted and connects it with the issue in question.

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If the tree is close enough, the roots can push against the foundation and disrupt it.
The Foundation conservatively estimated there are 53 credit union foundations operating today across the nation.
In the same year, the foundation applied to an ystanbul court to make the donation official and the court declared that the foundation was the legal inheritor.
In turn, Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed thanked the king for supporting the foundation.
However, with a private foundation, the donor is often also a foundation manager and so is able to control how the foundation invests its assets and ultimately disburses them for charitable purposes.
Applications for positions to be filled by the Supreme Court and the Foundation (at-large seats), or the joint Bar/Foundation nominating committee (public member seats) may be obtained from the executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, P.O.
Findings come from the Foundation Center's tracking of fiscal and programmatic information on more than 80,000 foundations, corporations and public charities; annual surveys of leading grantmakers; and analyses of the giving patterns of the nation's nearly 1,200 largest foundations.
Also, according to O'Connor and Epstein, "Ford threatened to terminate MALDEF's funding if it did not move its headquarters out of Texas and relocate them in a more 'neutral' city such as Washington, D.C., or New York." The Ford Foundation did not object to radicalism, but the foundation wanted MALDEF to become active nationally.
A federal court first tossed the case out, ruling that the Foundation lacks the legal fight to challenge the faith-based offices and their conferences, since these actions were never directly authorized by Congress.
Other civic and industrial leaders lent support to the cause of establishing and building up the size of the foundation. (1) Numerous other communities have since formed community foundations for similar broad public purposes.
The MTNA FOUNDATION FUND has established the Legacy Society to recognize those individuals who have made a commitment to the future of the FOUNDATION through a planned gift or by fully funding a named endowment at the $10,000 level.