Audit Reveals Non-Profit Wastes $300K in Taxpayer Grant Money


A non-profit misspent more than $300,000 from grants procured from the Minnesota Department of Health, even after the non-profit had its federal tax exempt status revoked by the IRS, according to an audit reported by KSTP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Taxpayers are on the hook for thousands of dollars of undocumented spending by the Sierra Young Family Institute, an organization founded to improve health servies in the African-American community.

The audit showed that the grants were spent on payments to family members of executive director Roberta Barnes, rent on her son’s apartment, and thousands of dollars in ATM withdrawals.