EIN 84-0517361

National Western Stock Show

IRS 501(c) type
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National Western Stock Show is an educational organization whose primary purposes include improving agricultural and livestock production in the western states through education of farmers, ranchers and livestock producers, as well as promoting the educational development of youth involved with agriculture, horses, and the animal industry. This organization offers off-season educational shows and related programs outside of January to organizations that are agriculture, livestock or horse oriented. It is located in Denver, Colorado.
Also known as...
The Western Stock Show Association
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Program areas at National Western Stock Show

Presentation of The National Western Stock Show, horse Show androdeo: wssa organizational documents and application for taxexempt status require it to produce The Show each year. The showtakes place at The National Western complex in denver, co everyjanuary, and for The last several years has been attended by over600,000 people. Detailed information on The various educationalactivities and benefits of this annual event is far too extensiveto be presented on a summary schedule in form 990.
National Western scholarship programs: wssa established thenational Western scholarship fund during The fiscal year endedmarch 31, 1985 to provide for scholarship awards to studentsinterested in livestock or agriculture. The scholarship programhas grown dramatically with numerous students and prospectivestudents receiving scholarship awards annually both through wssaand through a scholarship endowment from wssa matched by andadministered by The university of Wyoming.
Off-season educational shows and related programs: outside of themonth of january, The Association promotes usage of its facilitiesby a variety of other organizations, many of which areagriculture, livestock or horse oriented organizations. Theseorganizations produce their own shows in The National westerncomplex based on contracts with The Association. Supported byassociation personnel and other resources, many of these showsprovide educational benefits to The participants and The generalpublic attending similar to those derived from The nationalwestern Stock Show, horse Show and rodeo in january.
Junior livestock auction support and other programs: in addition to its support of junior exhibitors through The premier exhibitor scholarship program discussed above, The Association provides other financial support directly and in The form of awards for The junior livestock Show and auction via a carcass contest and other activities. The Association also promotes youth education relative to agriculture, livestock production and what can be seen at The National Western Stock Show in various ways.

Grants made by National Western Stock Show

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Western Stock Show Association Scholarship TrustScholarship$652,800

Who funds National Western Stock Show

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Denver Metro Chamber of CommerceCapital Campaign for National Western Center$250,000
Daniels FundConstruction of the Livestock Center$160,000
The Denver FoundationGeneral Operating Support$135,500
...and 17 more grants received

Personnel at National Western Stock Show

Jeff ChildsPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey ChildsStaff Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$167,756
Kyle BaunStaff Vice President of Ticket and Event Sales$136,879
Leon VickStaff Vice President of Rodeo , Horse / Director of Rodeo and Horse Show Operations$137,783
Ronald RohrStaff Vice President of Administration$149,905
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for National Western Stock Show

RevenuesFYE 03/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$18,117,143
Program services$21,098,202
Investment income and dividends$2,568
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-20,720
Net income from fundraising events$-49,588
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$39,147,605

Form 990s for National Western Stock Show

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-032022-02-15990View PDF
2020-032021-04-12990View PDF
2019-032020-09-15990View PDF
2018-032019-04-15990View PDF
2017-032018-04-10990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 14, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 10, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $12,500 from CattleFax (LMIC)
November 30, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from Gates Family Foundation (GFF)
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General information
4655 Humboldt St
Denver, CO 80216
Metro area
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
Denver County, CO
Website URL
(303) 297-1116
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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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
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