City Council Members took a stand against Walmart yesterday, releasing a fiery open letter demanding that the retail giant stop funneling cash into local charities. Unfortunately, not all the non-profits on the receiving end of Walmart's hefty donations seem so keen to give up the funds, and now there's some backlash.

Both in the open letter and at a press conference outside City Hall yesterday, Council Members like Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Daniel Dromm slammed Walmart for giving its "toxic money" to local charities in an ostensible attempt to stick a store in NYC. "We are all familiar with your efforts nationally to fund anti-worker, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT, and anti-democratic policies and politicians," the open letter read. "But make no mistake: you will not get away with that here. So, stop trying!"

An admirable effort, in a way, but some of the groups who've been accepting Walmart's money say they're not giving it back. "We will not give the money back nor should we,” Joel Berg, executive director of the ­Coalition Against Hunger, told the Post. "Our determination of whether we ask for and take money is not how the company earned the money, it’s how they want us to spend it. In this case it’s on progressive values. Never has it been tied to any public-policy agenda." Ruth Sarlin, a spokesperson for fellow Walmart fund receiver the New York Women's Foundation, tells us, "Our grant is in no way tied to Walmart’s local business objectives and do not consider a 'give back' mandate relevant to our grant."

Non-profits aside, the Post penned a fairly scathing editorial today decrying City Council's efforts to keep Walmart outside city bounds. "Of course, what’s really driving the City Council is the fear — egads! — that Walmart might actually open up a store here," the editorial reads. "And we all know what that would mean. New Yorkers would get jobs there. Shop there. And have more money for their families because of Walmart’s low prices."

Of course, the idyllic picture of a WalMartHatten the Post paints seems a tad rose-colored. Walmart's not exactly known for cutting paychecks that'll cover a New Yorker's rent, and there are enough Mom-and-Pop shop-killing chains in this city already—hell, there's a Duane Reade with a bar now!

There's also a bigger issue at play here, and that's charter schools. Walmart's been making considerable donations to programs like Success Academy, DREAM Charter School and Village Academies—controversial programs in their own right—and some Council Members say that's cause for concern. "“The problem for me,” Council Member Dromm told PIX11 News, “is the corporate influence on these charter schools. That’s something all New Yorkers should be concerned about.”

In a statement to the Post, spokesman Bill Wertz said the donations will continue. "We have no intention of cutting off the support we provide to people and organizations doing such worthwhile things in this community,” he said. Walmart tells us in a statement that the corporation gave over $22 million to charitable organizations in the state of New York, with $3 million going to city-based non-profits.