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, 2017 and 2016

  2016 2017

Operating Revenues

$133,380,066 $142,137,946

 

Program Expenses

 
Livestock Show and Rodeo Operations 81,665,578 87,710,756
Youth and Educational Programs  25,722,295 27,427,144
TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENSES  107,387,873  115,137,900
General and Administrative 11,512,466 11,490,240
Fundraising 9,521,100 9,896,680
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   128,421,439  136,524,820
     

Net Income From Operations 

 4,958,627  5,613,126
Other Income/(Expense) 1,889,602 27,805,478
    (investment gain/loss, interest expense, pension-related charges)    
Change in Unrestricted Net Assets 6,848,229 33,418,604
     
Unrestricted Net Assets, Beginning of Period 248,948,911 255,797,140
Unrestricted Net Assets, End of Period 255,797,140 289,215,744

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


2017 Highlights

  • $87.7 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

  • $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

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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