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July 16-August 15, 2012

July 16, 2012 to August 15, 2012
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Will misuse of funds jeopardize our future applications for grants?

I am on the board of our 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue where the president and treasurer have recently resigned. When we looked at the books we discovered that grant funds for spay neuter had been used for other purposes that we are not sure of. According to the terms of the grant, the funds were to be used for spay neuter only and if not used by December 2012, unused funds were to be returned. One of our Board members has now decided that we need to replace these funds and say nothing. What is the possible damage for such action and if the funds cannot be replaced, how does this jeopardize our future applications for grants?

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