Charitable aid — with a catch?

AT&T is getting support from some unusual sources in its bid to buy T-Mobile USA. These charities asked the Federal Communications Commission to approve the $39 billion buyout after receiving contributions from the telecommunications giant. Several groups list AT&T as a sponsor or partner, but do not provide a specific amount.

American Foundation for the Blind$10,000 to $15,000 per year
American Red Cross of Northeastern California$25,000 over seven years
Arts Association of Newton County, Ga.$2,500 to $4,999
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund$100,000 or more
Boys & Girls Club of East Mississippi$25,000
Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County, Calif.unspecified
Boys & Girls Club of Neshoba County, Miss.unspecified
Camp Diva/East District Family Resource Center$1,000 per year
Columbia (S.C.) Urban Leagueunspecified
Delta Arts Alliance (Miss.)$5,000
Dorchester Habitat for Humanity (S.C.)unspecified
Greater Sacramento Urban Leagueunspecified
Jefferson Dollars for Scholars (La.)unspecified
Louisiana Ballooning Foundationunspecified
Louisiana Lupus Foundation$500 per year
Mercy Health Center (Athens, Ga.)$12,500 grant from AT&T Foundation
National Disability Institute$50,000
National Urban LeagueAt least $125,000 for national conference
New York Urban Leagueunspecified
Oasis Instituteunspecified
Pleasant Grove Academy (S.C.)$26,000 in grants in 2009 and 2010
Special Dreams Farm (Mich.)$2,000
United Way of Northwest Florida$22,157 average per year since 2007
Urban Corps of San Diego Countyunspecified
Urban League of Greater New Orleansunspecified
Urban League of Portland (Ore.)unspecified
Urban League of San Diegounspecified
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louisunspecified
World Institute on Disabilityunspecified

Source: Letters to the Federal Communications Commission, organization websites and interviews.