Foundation may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media


  • Foundation, an Amiga video game
  • Foundation, a 2019 simulation video game by Polymorph Games


  • Foundation (b-boy book), by Joseph G. Schloss
  • Foundation (Lackey novel), a 2008 fantasy novel by Mercedes Lackey
  • Foundation series, a series of science fiction books by Isaac Asimov
  • Foundation (Asimov novel), the first book in Asimov's series


    Groups and labels

  • The Foundation (band), an American hard rock band
  • The Foundations, a British soul group


  • Foundation (Brand Nubian album)
  • Foundation (Breakage album)
  • Foundation (Doc Watson album)
  • Foundation (Magnum album)
  • Foundation (M.O.P. album)
  • Foundation, a 1997 compilation album by Die Krupps
  • The Foundation (Geto Boys album)
  • The Foundation (Pep Love album), 2005
  • The Foundation (Zac Brown Band album)
  • The Foundations (album), by 4 Corners


  • "Foundation", a 2015 song by Years & Years from Communion
  • "Foundations" (song), by Kate Nash
  • "The Foundation" (song), by Xzibit


  • Foundation (TV series), a upcoming Apple TV+ series adapted from Isaac Asimov's novels
  • "The Foundation" (Seinfeld), an episode
  • The Foundation (1977 TV series), a British drama
  • The Foundation (1984 TV series), a Hong Kong series
  • The Foundation (TV series), a 2009–2010 Canadian sitcom

    Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media

  • Foundation – The International Review of Science Fiction, a literary journal
  • The Foundation Trilogy (BBC Radio), a radio adaption of Asimov's series


  • Foundation degree, a British academic qualification
  • Foundation school, a type of school in England and Wales
  • Foundation Stage, a stage of education for children aged 3 to 5 in England
  • University Foundation Programme, a British university entrance course

    Types of charitable organizations

  • Foundation (nonprofit), a type of charitable organization
  • Foundation (United States law), a type of charitable organization in the U.S.
  • Private foundation, a charitable organization that, while serving a good cause, might not qualify as a public charity by government standards

    Science and technology

  • Foundation (engineering), the element of a structure which connects it to the ground, and transfers loads from the structure to the ground
  • Foundation (framework), a free collection of tools for creating websites and web applications by ZURB
  • Foundation Fieldbus, a communications system
  • Foundation Kit, an Apple API

    Other uses

  • Foundation (cosmetics), a multi-coloured makeup applied to the face
  • Foundation (evidence), a legal term
  • Foundation Medicine, a genomic profiling company