Funding depends on who you are, what you’re doing, and how much you need.
If you’re a student, Big iDeas can be a great place to win a few thousand dollars.
Government grants from the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) program allow you to get reasonable seed funding with no loss of equity.
Angels and venture capitalists (VC) do exist for higher risk and more developed ideas.
By no means is this list comprehensive. One thought, though, is to be selective and thoughtful about whom you take funding from and the terms of that deal. Some good advice from mentors and professionals can help a lot.