Financial Highlights

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ is Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed nearly $450 million to the youth of Texas.

Combined Entities

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ & Educational Fund

For the fiscal years ended Aug. 31, 2017 and 2016


  2016 2017

Operating Revenues

$127,543,782 $135,666,549

 

Program Expenses

 
Livestock Show and Rodeo Operations $75,100,516 $81,031,957
Youth, Educational and Agricultural Programs  $25,722,295 $27,427,144
TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENSES  $100,822,811  $108,459,101
General and Administrative $11,467,026 $11,431,964
Fundraising $9,506,957 $9,880,626
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   $121,796,794  $129,771,691
     

Net Income From Operations 

 $5,746,988  $5,894,858
Other Income/(Expense) $1,889,602 $27,805,478
    (investment gain/loss, interest expense, pension-related charges)    
Change in Unrestricted Net Assets $7,636,590 $33,700,336
     
Unrestricted Net Assets, Beginning of Period $248,528,513 $256,165,103
Unrestricted Net Assets, End of Period $256,165,103 $289,865,439

For our most recent IRS Form 990, please visit www.guidestar.org.


2017 Highlights

  • $81 million contributed to the production of the livestock show and rodeo
  • $7 million awarded to junior exhibitors
  • $14.3 million in new scholarships awarded to Texas youth
  • $6.1 million granted to other educational programs

For our most recent IRS Form 990, please visit www.guidestar.org.

Past Highlights

2016

  • $75 million contributed to the production of the livestock show and rodeo
  • $7.5 million awarded to junior exhibitors
  • $13.0 million in new scholarships awarded to Texas youth
  • $5.2 million granted to other educational programs

2015

  • $80.2 million contributed to the production of the livestock show and rodeo
  • $7.8 million awarded to junior exhibitors
  • $13.0 million in new scholarships awarded to Texas youth
  • $3.7 million granted to other educational programs

2014

  • $75.8 million contributed to the production of the livestock show and rodeo
  • $7.1 million awarded to junior exhibitors
  • $12.5 million in new scholarships awarded to Texas youth
  • $4.0 million granted to other educational programs

2013

  • $75.4 million contributed to the production of the livestock show and rodeo
  • $6.3 million awarded to junior exhibitors
  • $12.3 million in new scholarships awarded to Texas youth
  • $6.3 million granted to other educational programs

2012

  • $65.8 million contributed to the production of the livestock show and rodeo
  • More than 26,000 livestock and horse show entrants participated in the three week event
  • More than 300,000 students participated in the Show's School Art Program
  • $5.9 million awarded to junior exhibitors
  • $9.8 million in new scholarships awarded to Texas youth
  • $3.6 million granted to other educational programs

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