Shmuel, as Tony predicted, these questions generate immediate and strong emotional responses from the "intelligent ethics" school of grant writers, and it is not even an ethical issue, more of a policy statement than anything else. But, the results of the advice that comes with it is often, as one responder said, years in the making.
You have one goal here: raise some money so you can hire a consultant who will help you develop a plan to raise funds to sustain your programs and the growth that is taking place. Remember, there are a lot of different ways to get something done. As a leader and manager of your organization, this is another thing that you have to make work.