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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(1) Monetary or material resources that either finance certain activities (wages fund) or constitute the basic holdings or reserves of such institutions as libraries and museums.

(2) An organization or institution that gives material aid to artists, for example, the Literary Fund of the USSR.

(3) In capitalist countries, international or national grants or capital investments (usually set up by private individuals) to support educational institutions, carry out scientific projects, and promote and reward discoveries, inventions, and achievements in the arts and sciences.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Thus, to the extent that retiree benefits are funded, contributions must be employer contributions, not salary-reduction contributions.
By the time these trusts are funded, several years could have passed since the first spouse's death, and the appraisals and values used at date-of-death, or the alternative valuation date, are no longer current.
* This request provides $100 million for exchanges funded in the past from the Freedom Support Act and support for East European democracy accounts.
Though Title X money never directly funded abortions, pro-life groups complained that, by supporting family planning clinics, it effectively liberalized public attitudes toward sex and abortion.
Hence, the clause following the term "reserve" (i.e., funded over the working lives of the covered employees and actuarially determined on a level basis) is only intended to describe the methodology required for measuring, in contrast to funding, the post-retirement liabilities.
The global health programs are funded from the CS/D account with the exception of family planning, which is currently financed from DA funds and other accounts.
There is little doubt that the financial picture of the country cannot help but affect library funding and, in fact, it has been particularly viable when you look at the boundary shifts among what public library services are funded by the federal, state, and local governments.
By comparison, our plan, which is fully funded, now has about 25 percent of assets in governmental securities, and I would guess that's about average for private funds.
This account is funded by surcharges which are added to all FMS cases in order to recover U.S.
With deposit insurance, as it is currently administered and funded, depositors do not move their funds from depository institution to depository institution based on the soundness of particular insurance funds.
By actuarially dividing it-the inflation portion basically funded by the 401 (h)-we have funded a significant portion of the liability.