College is expensive these days, so if you plan on going, you may need some funding — or money that makes projects possible.

Grants, capital investments, donations, and loans are all forms of funding or financial support. The foundation of the word funding is fund, which is actually related to the word foundation: The Latin fundus means "a piece of land," or "the bottom of something."

Definitions of funding

n financial resources provided to make some project possible

backing, financial backing, financial support, support
Type of:
available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

n the act of financing

Type of:
the commercial activity of providing funds and capital

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