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Associated Black Charities audit released, recommendations made for improvement

Posted at 5:59 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 19:29:18-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Auditor released the results of an audit on Associated Black Charities.

The charity was selected in 2017 to manage the children and youth fund, which pays for programs to help kids in Baltimore.

The audit found more than 20 percent of the grantees who received money for programs ranked lower than 40 applicants who were denied grants.

The City Auditor said that there was no improper influence in the way ABC handed out the grants, but that the charity lacked proper documentation on how it made it's decisions on who was given money.

Mayor Jack Young said he is satisfied that the audit proved political influence didn't play a role in those decisions.

A contractor for ABC promised to supply the board with the necessary documentation at the next meeting.