Funds or Funding

Funds or Funding

As per Wikipedia Funding is the act of providing 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. The process of soliciting and gathering fund is known as fundraising.

Sources of funding include credit, venture capital, donations, grants, savings, subsidies, and taxes. Fundings such as donations, subsidies, and grants that have no direct requirement for return of investment are described as “soft funding” or “crowdfunding”. Funding that facilitates the exchange of equity ownership in a company for capital investment via an online funding portal as per the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (alternately, the “JOBS Act of 2012”) (U.S.) is known as equity crowdfunding.

Funds can be allocated for either short-term or long-term purposes.

Source and for further details about Funding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funds

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