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 more than $400 million to the youth of Texas.

Combined Entities

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

For the fiscal years ended Aug. 31, 2015 and 2014

  2015 2014

Operating Revenues

$133,353,549 $130,328,710

 

Program Expenses

 
Livestock Show and Rodeo Operations 80,203,906   75,793,577
Youth and Educational Programs   24,467,836 23,531,899 
TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENSES  104,671,742  99,325,476
General and Administrative  10,117,809 9,171,255
Fundraising  8,985,350 9,247,104
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   123,774,901  117,743,835
     

Net Income From Operations 

 9,578,648  12,584,875
Other Income/(Expense) (12,798,575) 25,042,115
    (investment gain/loss, interest expense, pension-related charges)    
Change in Unrestricted Net Assets (3,219,927) 37,626,990
     
Unrestricted Net Assets, Beginning of Period 252,168,838 214,541,848
Unrestricted Net Assets, End of Period 248,948,911 252,168,838

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


2015 Highlights

  • $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

Past Highlights

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