Financial Highlights

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ is Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization that promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed more than $475 million to the youth of Texas.

Combined Entities

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ & Educational Fund

For the fiscal years ended Aug. 31, 2018 and 2017


  2018 2017

Operating Revenues

$138,764,164 $135,666,549

 

Program Expenses

 
Livestock Show and Rodeo Operations $84,210,626 $80,957,417
Youth, Educational and Agricultural Programs  $26,458,158 $27,383,446
TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENSES  $110,668,784  $108,340,863
General and Administrative $11,846,644 $11,385,900
Fundraising $10,417,791 $10,044,928
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   $132,933,219  $129,771,691
     

Net Income From Operations 

 $5,830,945  $5,894,858
Other Income/(Expense) $19,683,979 $27,805,478
    (investment gain/loss, interest expense, pension-related charges)    
Change in Unrestricted Net Assets $25,514,924 $33,700,336
     
Unrestricted Net Assets, Beginning of Period $289,865,439 $256,165,103
Unrestricted Net Assets, End of Period $315,380,363 $289,865,439

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


Past Highlights

2017

  • $81 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

2016

  • $75 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