foun·da·tion /founˈdāSH(ə)n/ noun: 1. the lowest load-bearing part of a building or structure, usually made from stone or concrete “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley, 1920 – 2003 2. a basis or underlying principle upon which something stands or is supported “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.” James E. Faust, 1920 – 2007 3. an organization that is created and supported with money that people give in order to do something that helps society example: The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 by Scott M. Niswonger to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. To help meet this goal, The Niswonger Foundation has teamed up with The Dictionary Project to donate over 8,500 dictionaries to local students over the past ten years. Thank you!