Better Than Ezra Foundation in Houma, Louisiana (LA)

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Better Than Ezra Foundation
Employer Identification Number (EIN)208014826
Name of OrganizationBetter Than Ezra Foundation
In Care of NameMichael D Bergeron
Address1053 W Tunnel Blvd, Houma, LA 70360-4079
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date03/2007
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2012
Assets$100,000 to $499,999
Income$100,000 to $499,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$225,934
Amount of Income$186,608
Form 990 Revenue Amount$121,935
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations: Public Foundations


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Amount of income in 2012: $186,608 (it was $201,122 in 2011)
Better Than Ezra Foundation: 

 $186,608
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $72,526

Assets in 2012: $225,934 (it was $138,835 in 2011)
This organization: 

 $225,934
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $52,689

Financial snapshot ($)

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$201,122
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$201,122
Program Service Revenue$0
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$0
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$137,432
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Other salaries and wages$0
Payroll taxes$0
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$137,432
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$138,835
Total liabilities$0
Total net assets or fund balances$138,835
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total Support$771,586
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$771,586
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$0
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$0
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1Goldman Sachs Charitable Gift Fund200 West St 29th Fl, New York, NY 10282-2102NY2008-01$1,084,482,017
2Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund30 Hudson St 15th Fl, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4600NJ2001-08$584,772,079
3San Francisco Foundation1 Embarcadero Ctr Ste 1400, San Francisco, CA 94111-3703CA2002-09$373,588,832
4Pew Charitable Trusts, Plan 08150 08151 081522005 Market St Ste 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7017PA2003-04$302,988,834
5Golden L E A F Long-Term Economic Advancement Foundation Inc301 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-2228NC2000-12$300,495,700
6University Of Cincinnati FoundationPO BOX 19970, Cincinnati, OH 45219-0970OH1977-02$125,585,484
7W W Caruth Jr FoundationPO BOX 831041, Dallas, TX 75283-1041TX1975-05$119,002,282
8Lsu Health Sciences Foundation In Shreveport1501 Kings Highway Box 105 Ahb, Shreveport, LA 71103-4228LA1998-06$12,064,439
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11Samuel Z Stone Cipr Support Trust, Jones Yvette M Ttee6823 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-5665LA2004-06$2,906,109
12Community Foundation Of Southwest Louisiana120 W Pujo St Ste 120, Lake Charles, LA 70601-4276LA2001-09$1,389,400
13Louisiana Hospitality Foundation1100 Poydras St Ste 2200, New Orleans, LA 70163-1123LA2006-07$762,805
14Demco Foundation IncPO BOX 15659, Baton Rouge, LA 70895-5659LA1998-11$384,814
15Jeff Davis Diagnostic Center IncPO BOX 1128, Jennings, LA 70546-1128LA1992-12$301,949
16Blessey Charities Inc1515 River Oaks Rd E, Harahan, LA 70123-2167LA1999-08$260,532
17Jack Webster Grigsby Foundation, Grigsby Jack Webster Ttee333 Texas St Ste 2285, Shreveport, LA 71101-3665LA2003-02$231,338
18Better Than Ezra Foundation1053 W Tunnel Blvd, Houma, LA 70360-4079LA2007-03$186,608
19Louisiana Foundation For Excellence In Science Technology And EducatnOne America Place No 2040, Baton Rouge, LA 70825LA2001-09$156,488
20Greater New Orleans Education FoundationPO BOX 51792, New Orleans, LA 70151-1792LA1999-07$103,723
21Phil Haney Community Projects Inc2103 Warwick St, New Iberia, LA 70563-0088LA2004-02$101,890
22Robert Arthur Seale Foundation3801 Creswell Ave Unit 4, Shreveport, LA 71106-1254LA2002-04$93,186
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Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alaska22
Alabama159
Arkansas82
Arizona241
California1,396
Colorado262
Connecticut189
District of Columbia90
Delaware52
Florida820
Georgia355
Hawaii51
Iowa119
Idaho47
Illinois515
Indiana204
Kansas108
Kentucky127
Louisiana132
Massachusetts388
Maryland280
Maine49
Michigan374
Minnesota228
Missouri257
Mississippi44
Montana52
North Carolina319
North Dakota33
Nebraska87
New Hampshire73
New Jersey503
New Mexico55
Nevada70
New York1,060
Ohio483
Oklahoma136
Oregon166
Pennsylvania439
Rhode Island53
South Carolina141
South Dakota35
Tennessee195
Texas824
Utah106
Virginia341
Vermont33
Washington263
Wisconsin183
West Virginia55
Wyoming36
International23
Total12,355

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