nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information
"The only wrong with tainted money is that there taint enough of it" (General Booth).
A more true statement there isn't for the survivors of the New York ExxonMobile oil spill nonprofit and public entities now attempting to get a piece of the $19.5 million to be distributed in $25K segments. And according to the New York Times article, the needs and wants are wide and varied.
But I wonder how many of the boards of these many grantseekers discussed their values and policy questions pertaining to seeking these funds created from the failure of a corporation to be socially responsible, having barely if at all suffered from the consequence of its actions. For that matter, how many nonprofit boards ever discuss the "right" of accepting money from sources that are....well, you know.
Yes, money is money and it forwards mission. But is all money equal? And is any source ok toward achieving mission.