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 $430 million to the youth of Texas.

Combined Entities

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

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

  2015 2016

Operating Revenues

$132,821,931 $133,380,066

 

Program Expenses

 
Livestock Show and Rodeo Operations 79,672,288  81,665,578
Youth and Educational Programs   24,467,836 25,722,295
TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENSES  104,140,124  107,387,873
General and Administrative  10,117,809 11,512,466
Fundraising  8,985,350 9,521,100
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   123,243,283  128,421,439
     

Net Income From Operations 

 9,578,648  4,958,627
Other Income/(Expense) (12,798,575) 1,889,602
    (investment gain/loss, interest expense, pension-related charges)    
Change in Unrestricted Net Assets (3,219,927) 6,848,229
     
Unrestricted Net Assets, Beginning of Period 252,168,838 248,948,911
Unrestricted Net Assets, End of Period 248,948,911 255,797,140

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


2016 Highlights

  • $81.7 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

Past Highlights

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