[foundation-board] Knight grant contract
lbjames at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 09:07:13 UTC 2011
On 22 November 2011 18:41, Ben Laurie <ben at links.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Becky Hogge <becky.hogge at gmail.com>
> > On 22 November 2011 15:06, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> >> On 22 November 2011 12:31, Martin Keegan <martin at no.ucant.org> wrote:
> >>> Hello,
> >>> attached is a copy of the contract the Knight Foundation wants us to
> >>> for the Spending Stories project.
> >>> 6% of the value would go to a fiscal sponsor organisation called the
> >>> Foundation (they are a US-based middleman Knight uses for grants to
> >>> non-US entities). There's some flexibility for modifying the
> >> Is this 6% out of the original grant amount ($250k) or 6% on top of
> >> that amount (i.e. we still get original amount). If the latter we're
> >> ok but on the former: that's quite a lot we're losing!
> > From this contract, it looks like the latter (from the final para "The
> > $15,000 cost of the fiscal agency will come out of grant funds and has
> > been added to the grant amount." Total grant is for $265,000). I'm
> > happy for OKF to sign this, subject to satisfactory explanation of
> > browser plugin issue James has raised.
> Also, not that it matters, I think, I am puzzled by the reference to
> Google in the risk assessment.
I read that as a strangely-worded concern that Google changes could affect
our SEO performance and make the project websites harder to find through
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