From a list of gifts rejected by organizations since 2010. Compiled by Nicholas Nardini.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation refused $7,000 from Simple Pickup, a group of pickup artists who raised the money through a Motorboating Girls for Breast Cancer Awareness event in which the group donated $20 every time its members were allowed to nuzzle their faces in a woman’s breasts.
Susan G. Komen, a breast-cancer research and advocacy organization, preemptively refused a donation proposed by PornHub, the amount of which the site planned to determine by counting views of “big-tit videos” and “small-tit videos.”
Washington State’s Prosser School District turned down $14,000 from Fireweed Farms, a local marijuana grower.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation refused at least $6,000 from Reddit users associated with a forum that publicized and commented on hacked celebrity photographs.
L.A.’s Lennox Little League refused $1,200 from the Jet Strip gentleman’s club.
The Fort Yuma Quechan tribe, which sought $250,000 to build a skate park, refused a blank check from Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
UCLA returned a $425,000 donation for kidney research to Donald Sterling, the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Alzheimer’s Association turned down a $500 sponsorship from GeoEngineering Watch, a website that promotes the theory that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by exposure to aluminum and that seeks to expose secret attempts at aluminum-based weather manipulation.
Haitian farmers burned 60,000 sacks of seeds donated by Monsanto after the 2010 earthquake.
Pnina Tamano-Shata, a member of the Israeli Knesset, was not allowed to donate to a blood bank because she had a “special kind of Jewish-Ethiopian blood” banned by the Health Ministry.
The eyes of Alexander Betts Jr., an openly gay teenager who died at age sixteen, were rejected by the FDA, which does not accept certain transplants from men who have sex with men.