Better Business Bureau Report for
Houston Area Urban League, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Houston Area Urban League, Inc.
Address: 1301 Texas Avenue
  Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-393-8700
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1968, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Houston Area Urban League, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Houston Area Urban League offers the following services: Housing and Social, Education Support, Facility, Health Initiatives, Workforce Development, Economic Development, and Workforce Training.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Houston Area Urban League, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Housing and community development 806,028
Education and youth services 606,648
Employment 498,997
Training 150,026
Economic development 80,222
Special projects 29,820
Total Program Expenses: $2,171,741
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Chief Executive : Judson W. Robinson III, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Cary Yates, Chairman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Wells Fargo, Senior Vice President Market Growth & Development

Board Size: 33

Paid Staff Size: 17

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,952,342, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Houston Area Urban League, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions: United Way 685,403
Federal grant revenues 675,192
Contributions: Others 572,831
Fundraising and special events 461,925
Foundation and other grant revenues 311,976
In-Kind Contributions 245,015
Program fees 19,409
Other income 13,897
Interest income 5,120
Total Income $2,990,768


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 69%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 20% 

Total income $2,990,768
Program expenses $2,171,741
Fund raising expenses 332,784
Administrative expenses 610,867
Total expenses $3,115,392
Expenses in Excess of Income (124,624)
Beginning net assets 3,111,705
Ending net assets 2,987,081
Total liabilities 1,951,743
Total assets $4,938,824

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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