This is why my mom doesn’t like to donate to United Way. She says that they divide up your money among lots of different charities, but if you specify that you DON’T want your money to go to, say, the Boy Scouts (because of their various discriminatory policies), United Way will not actually give any less money to the Boy Scouts; they will give them the same amount, and just say that a greater amount of it came from some other donor who didn’t specify which charities to give how much to.
I suppose, if enough of their donors made that specification, they would be forced to actually reduce the amount, but at the moment they have such a huge number of donors that they don’t have to worry about that.
The other day someone heard about all my various art and writing projects, and asked me if I ever sleep. I actually get more than eight hours most nights, and have trouble functioning if I get less. If I have more time for projects than most people, it’s because of my lack of a social life.