Last week Metro Weekly reported that World Bank had added the nasty “ex-gays” at PFOX to their list of charities for whom they’d match any donations by employees. Following a petition campaign spearheaded by Truth Wins Out and Change.org, today World Bank issued this rule change.
For this year’s Community Connections Campaign, Bank-matching funds will be provided to those organizations that have, through prior participation, established a track record of support with staff. Organizations that have come on the list this year will not be offered matching funds in this year’s campaign, though the Bank will match any contribution that has been made to this latter group prior to today, November 15, 2010. We will review the new organizations after one year, to see if they have the staff and community support to warrant a match in the FY12 campaign.
Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner sums up: “That means that, while employees will continue to be able to select PFOX for their contributions this year, the World Bank — because PFOX is new to the list this year — will only provide matching funds for donations to the group made before today.”
Now we’ll have to see if PFOX makes next year’s list.