The problem, Tom, is that in any web community (such as Sailnet) there is a lack of credibility when someone drops in and makes one post, and has no previous track record in the community.
That's compounded here by the fact that Google only finds three listings for the "Desgranges Clinic" and those break down into one ghost or bogus page that no longer lists anything about the clinic (which is the top listing!) and then your own self-published page, and your college newspaper talking about your trip.
It all comes down to "some guy named Tom says" and we don't know who Tom is, or if perhaps Tom is a great guy who got the wool pulled over his eyes.
The IRS has no record of ay registered "Desgranges Foundation" which your articles seem to indicate is either the sponsor of the clinic, or is the clinic under another name. When there's no record of a non-profit foundation, that also erodes credibility, as it also ensures that no one can ask "Well, just how did they use that money?"
And again, "Partner in Health" has no listing with the IRS either. That could just mean they're brand new, but it doesn't establish credibility or credentials. There is a "Partners in Health Hampden ME " listed, among many organizations that use that phrase (Partners, plural) in their name though. Typo?
Floating Doctors, Inc. of CA is also listed, so their balance sheet should have been available from the Governator's people. Except, Floating Doctors appears to have been negligent about filing ANYTHING with anyone. Haven't keep up their registration, either. Nothing on file.
Which was the root of the thread. Not whether or if the Floating Doctors exist or are trying to do something good, but rather, are they having a fine time while consuming more of the donations than need to be consumed?
That there are apparently no web references, no news citations, about the Clinic or Foundation other than yours...again, doesn't mean anything for certain but forces an eyebrow to be raised and a question to be asked.
Such as, couldn't more resources have been better used by simply having everyone volunteer for one of the many established organizations that were already on scene well before them?