EIN 74-1142851

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

IRS 501(c) type
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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better Livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain resea...
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Program areas at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

- Overall Demographics for 2020 (includes Grounds, Season Ticket Holders, and Individual Ticket Buyers): Average Age 37, 35% male and 65% female. - Together with the HLSR Educational Fund, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo made an educational commitment of more than $27 million for 2020. Premiums to exhibitors and calf scramble participants are paid from HLSR operations. Scholarships, grants and graduate assistantships are awarded through the HLSR Educational Fund. The commitment included: - $14,286,000 in scholarships to be awarded this summer - $8,309,250 for junior show exhibitors and calf scramble participants - $3,746,720 in educational program grants - $662,240 in graduate assistantships - More than 35,000 volunteers on more than 108 different committees donated their time and talent to the show, reducing expenses and assisting in the above listed program accomplishments. - The Worlds Championship Bar-B-Que Contest helped kick off the Show with 219,457 people in attendance from February 27-29. - The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was scheduled for March 3-22, 2020. The City of Houston ordered the Livestock Show to close on March 11, 2020 because of the continued spread of COVID-19, shortening the planned 20 day run by 12 days. This unexpected occurrence resulted in reduced revenues from operations. The extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operational and financial performance will depend on future developments, including the duration of the outbreak and related travel advisories and restrictions, all of which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted. - Considering the pandemic, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo hosted auctions online to support 2020 Junior Exhibitors. These online auctions were for pre-registered donors who would have otherwise attended these live auctions. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded more than $9.3 million in premiums to 2020 Junior exhibitors impacted by the early closure. These premiums were possible thanks to the generosity shown during the Rodeos first-ever online auctions. - Through the generosity of donors and stewardship of existing resources, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was able to fulfill all of its 2020 Educational Commitment, despite being shutdown on early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo makes grants to the affiliated organization Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Educational Fund (EIN: 76-0260204) in support of approximately $18.9 million in scholarships and educational grants awarded.

Grants made by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational FundThe Education Fund Supports HLSR'S Purpose.$895,000

Who funds Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Greater Houston Community FoundationSports/leisure$812,885
Clark and Charlene Thompson FoundationGeneral Support$115,000
William A Brookshire FoundationScholarships$100,000
...and 53 more grants received totalling $1,735,076

Personnel at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Chris Boleman, Ph.D.President and Chief Executive Officer$249,909
Jennifer HazeltonChief Financial Officer$357,724
Lisa GagnonChief Marketing Officer$209,432
Betty Jo BankheadAdministrative Chief of Staff, Executive Office
Peter McStravickStrategic Planning Division Chief Strategic Planning Officer
...and 32 more key personnel

Financials for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$32,674,371
Program services$39,686,646
Investment income and dividends$2,675,252
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-184,507
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,054,985
Net income from fundraising events$-120,458
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-222,226
Miscellaneous revenues$21,799
Total revenues$77,585,862

Form 990s for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-082021-04-21990View PDF
2019-082020-08-28990View PDF
2018-082019-10-12990View PDF
2017-082018-06-14990View PDF
2016-082017-10-23990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from William A Brookshire Foundation
July 11, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 29 new grant, including a grant for $812,885 from Greater Houston Community Foundation
September 21, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
FairsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationHuman services
MembershipsLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyState / local levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersAuction fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
3 NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
Metro area
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Harris County, TX
Website URL
(832) 667-1000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N52: Fair, County and Other
NAICS code, primary
7113: Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
Parent/child status
Central organization
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