Endowment funds

Investment funds established for the support of institutions such as colleges, private schools, museums, hospitals, and foundations. The investment income may be used for the operation of the institution and for capital expenditures. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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  • Endowment policy — An endowment policy is a life insurance contract designed to pay a lump sum after a specified term (on its maturity ) or on earlier death. Typical maturities are ten, fifteen or twenty years up to a certain age limit. Some policies also pay out… …   Wikipedia

  • endowment — noun /ɪnˈdaʊmənt,ɛnˈdaʊmənt,ɛnˈdaʊmənt/ a) Something with which a person or thing is endowed. Every man is endowed with free will, that is our greatest endowment. b) The invested funds of a not for profit institution. Rich alumni have given… …   Wiktionary

  • Endowment — A financial asset donation made to a non profit group or institution in the form of investment funds or other property that has a stated purpose at the bequest of the donor. Most endowments are designed to keep the principal amount intact while… …   Investment dictionary

  • endowment — /en dow meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of endowing. 2. the property, funds, etc., with which an institution or person is endowed. 3. Usually, endowments. an attribute of mind or body; a gift of nature. [1425 75; late ME < AF endowement; see ENDOW, MENT]… …   Universalium

  • endowment — en•dow•ment [[t]ɛnˈdaʊ mənt[/t]] n. 1) the act of endowing 2) the property, funds, etc., with which an institution or person is endowed 3) Often, endowments. an attribute of mind or body; natural ability …   From formal English to slang

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