Grand Challenges Canada Thanks Feds for Cash

Looking through the press releases, I'm starting to wonder at what appears to be blatant pandering and sucking up to the gov't. Is there a de facto "quid pro quo" here and, if so, why is that? 

Grand Challenges Canada is honoured that the Government of Canada will provide $22.8 million in 2016-17 to continue supporting innovative and promising projects in global health. This support will help stimulate breakthrough solutions with the potential to significantly impact the lives of millions in the developing world, and ensure that mothers and children survive and thrive by enabling Grand Challenges Canada to continue its partnerships.