Skip to comments.The Philanthropy Shakedown: Give to 'minority-led' charities, or else
Posted on 12/30/2008 5:47:13 AM PST by reaganaut1
In 2006, Publix Supermarket Charities donated almost $30 million to causes that included Habitat for Humanity, the March of Dimes and United Way. But Al Piña isn't satisfied. Mr. Piña, the chairman of the Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition, believes Publix isn't giving enough to people of color who donate to other people of color. Welcome to the latest trend in racial extortion.
According to a study that Mr. Piña commissioned from the California-based activist group Greenlining, Publix gave only 2.81% of its grants in 2006 to "minority-led organizations." Minority-led is defined as groups whose staff and board of directors are 50% racial minority and whose mission and programs "are aimed predominantly towards communities of color." Overall, Florida's top 10 foundations (as measured by asset size) didn't fare much better, giving on average 5.48% of their grants to minority-led outfits.
But who cares? Doesn't it matter more what these groups accomplish rather than who runs them? Mr. Piña is outraged by the suggestion. "No one can convince me that United Way provides better service directly to minorities than a minority-led organization," he told us recently. "We're in the trenches. There is no way that [nonminorities] can connect and have more traction and effect than organizations with leaders who live in those communities day in and day out."
Mr. Piña's claim would seem, at the very least, in need of some statistical validation. But then Greenlining's survey doesn't ask where the leaders of "minority-led" organizations reside. We'd guess that plenty of them live comfortably outside of Florida's worst neighborhoods. The Florida report, like the studies Greenlining has done in other states, makes clear that the agitation for "diversity in philanthropy" isn't about donating to causes that help minorities. It's a jobs program for college-educated minorities who want to work in nonprofits.
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Forget United Way. Give to the Salvation Army.
Unbelievable, I have no words.....................
It does ... so anyone donating to United Way or March of Dimes ought to check the "effective charity" rankings that Forbes (I think) puts out.
Suggestion for corporations: inform potential recipients that you will contribute only to those with a top rating: top 5, or top 10%, or some similar quantitative cutoff. Let "minority run" charities prove themselves effective, or buzz off.
Or even better, pay your employees more, and let them donate to charity.
.....”It’s a jobs program for college-educated minorities who want to work in nonprofits.”....as community organizers....race hustlers by a different name.
I’m with you. I will never give to The United Way since they cutoff the Boy Scouts for not kowtowing to the radical gay agenda.
Maybe those “minority-led” organizations are top-heavy with administrative costs, or poorly run. Publix needs to tell that obnoxious little punk to f**k off.
My old company matched up to $1000 per year in employee contributions to charities they chose. I like that policy.
Salvation Army, Boy Scouts, animal shelters and my church are the only ones I support on a regular basis.
I know the people at Publix have PR issues and will probably give in to this race hustler.... so sad.
But I know one thing for sure, they will never get a dime of my money. They already get welfare from my taxes without lifting a finger, I ain’t giving them anything else. I just wish enough people and corporations would simply tell these hustlers NO.
Maybe I don’t want my super market to contribute to racists charities that discriminate against poor people that have white skin.
i now send money to the boy scouts directly.
i do not succumb to my company’s extortion scheme to contribute to the united way.
They donate to anti-gun groups and causes.
when i was in California, the UW stopped contributing to the YMCA as they said they were too religious.