• Cigarette

    I can’t find a California Families in Focus or a CFF in Guidestar or Charity Navigator. Their Mission & History page has very little information. Their Staff page indicates they are a 501(c)3 organization, but I don’t see anywhere to donate. These facts all seem like red flags to me. Perhaps they are too newly incorporated (regardless of how long the event has been going on) to be considered for funding. Perhaps they are too small, with too little infrastructure, to be confidently trusted with the fruits of another organization’s fundraising efforts. Perhaps they are misrepresenting their status as a 501(c)3.

    Whatever the reason, it makes me leery that an organization would use a public forum to make demands and shame a grantmaking organization over a grant not received. Had they been demonstrating a pattern of misuse of funds, I would feel differently. But it looks to me like they are cravenly leveraging the very legitimate anger regarding complacency at established pride organizations (resulting in things like overt corporate influence, racism and transphobia) into demands for funds that they are not necessarily entitled to.