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When taxpayer money goes to nonprofit use, the public rightfully wants to know that funds are being used properly and efficiently.
On Aug. 3, the state auditor's office began offering the public more frequent updates on who's not meeting requirements for public funding. The Web site, www.ncauditor.net, posts monthly reports listing organizations that received nonprofit funding and failed to turn in required reports, through June 30, for the 2004-05 fiscal year. Of 455 listed, 18 are in Guilford County and 12 of those 18 are in Greensboro. Grants within the county totaled $1.2 million, while statewide, $48.6 million was distributed to the listed nonprofits. When contacted last week, some local organizations and businesses said not turning in the reports was an error rather than neglect."