I find the headline "Canonical courts financial contributions" kind of weird, because when I donated money yesterday, my understanding was that almost all of what I donated was going to Ubuntu, not to Canonical. I *did* leave the $2 settings to donate to Canonical, but still, around 95% of the money I donated was not intended to go to Canonical.
So, is your headline a bit misleading? Or have I been tricked?
Is there some publicly visible accounting of Ubuntu's finances?