Better Business Bureau Report for
Houston Golf Association

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Houston Golf Association
Address: 5810 Wilson Road, Suite 112
  Humble, TX 77396
Phone: 281-454-7000
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1989, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Houston Golf Association exists to make a difference in the Houston community and its youth through golf and charity.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Houston Golf Association meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Since 1946 the Houston Golf Association (HGA) has brought professional and amateur golf events to the Greater Houston Area. The HGA ensures that funds generated by the Shell Houston Open are put to work locally so that the proceeds of its PGA TOUR event directly impacts the local community. In 2014, 600 youth participated in 50 Junior Golf events. The First Tee of Greater Houston program is offered in 312 elementary schools in 18 Houston metropolitan area school districts and at the David Shindeldecker Campus in Humble, Houston Oaks Golf Club and Family Retreat and Quail Valley Golf Course, with participation from over 100,000 children per year.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, Houston Golf Association's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Steve Timms, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Jim Brothers, Chairman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 47

*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, print advertisements, internet
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $15,895,378, 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 Golf Association's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Shell Houston Open 14,464,750
Public Support 872,253
Jr. Golf 277,463
Scholarship Fund 181,577
Amateur Golf 99,335
Other/Interest 39,822
Membership 29,970
Total Income $15,965,170


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 94%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $15,965,170
Program expenses $15,291,152
Fund raising expenses 248,588
Administrative expenses 574,896
Total expenses $16,114,636
Expenses in Excess of Income (149,466)
Beginning net assets 5,084,120
Ending net assets 5,760,765
Total liabilities 2,621,017
Total assets $8,381,782

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

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