Garden Club Of Houston in Houston, Texas (TX)

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Garden Club Of Houston
Employer Identification Number (EIN)760008423
Name of OrganizationGarden Club Of Houston
Address4212 San Felipe Box 486, Houston, TX 77027-2902
ActivitiesPreservation of scenic beauty
SubsectionEducational Organization
Ruling Date03/1982
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period05/2012
Assets$500,000 to $999,999
Income$100,000 to $499,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$576,619
Amount of Income$494,380
Form 990 Revenue Amount$488,897
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification: Garden Club, Horticultural Program


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Amount of income in 2012: $494,380
Garden Club Of Houston: 

 $494,380
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $82,614

Assets in 2012: $576,619
Garden Club Of Houston: 

 $576,619
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $178,986

Expenses in 2007: $384,916
Garden Club Of Houston: 

 $384,916
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,412,855

Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 1.4
This organization: 

 1.4
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.1

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 88.0%
Garden Club Of Houston: 

 88.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 63.9%

Grants share in income in 2007: 26.3%
Garden Club Of Houston: 

 26.3%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 35.9%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2007

Assets at end of 2007

Expenses for 2007

Functional Expenses for 2007 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total revenue$355,810$359,434$300,160$426,229$349,637$503,985$553,525$535,416
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$38,735$50,830$30,820$40,455$78,696$126,934$273,005$140,658
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$38,735$50,830$30,820$40,455$78,696$126,934$115,435$140,658
Indirect public support$0$0$0$0$0$0$157,570$0
Government contributions (grants)$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$291,373$298,663$266,829$385,104$265,444$360,647$250,119$380,057
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$25,702$9,941$2,511$670$5,497$16,404$30,401$23,531
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$-8,830
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$6,373
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$15,203
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$364,169$318,397$440,025$356,337$356,675$364,093$589,190$384,916
Program services$332,144$287,759$411,923$323,608$326,899$325,590$543,533$338,671
Management and general$20,785$19,878$9,216$14,438$15,591$22,546$18,599$24,469
Fundraising$0$0$8,086$7,481$2,615$4,341$10,478$4,117
Payments to affiliates$11,240$10,760$10,800$10,810$11,570$11,616$16,580$17,659
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$510,865$551,902$412,777$482,669$475,631$615,523$579,858$730,358
Excess or (deficit) for the year$-8,359$41,037$-139,865$69,892$-7,038$139,892$-35,665$150,500
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$519,224$510,865$551,902$412,777$482,669$475,631$615,523$579,858
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$740$0$0$0$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$367,257$338,671$24,469$4,117
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$150,956
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$0$0$0$0
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$0$0$0$0
Payroll taxes$0$0$0$0
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$1,618$0$1,618$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$824$105$719$0
Telephone$0$0$0$0
Postage and shipping$1,270$170$550$550
Occupancy$12,500$12,500$0$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$0$0$0$0
Printing and publications$8,928$3,796$2,566$2,566
Travel$0$0$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$18,112$7,203$10,909$0
Interest$0$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$0$0$0$0
Other expenses not covered above$173,049$163,941$8,107$1,001
Balance Sheets
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total assets$510,865$551,902$412,777$482,669$475,631$615,523$579,858$730,358
Cash - non-interest-bearing$0$0$24,848$28,915$61,123$126,291$50,045$72,919
Savings and temporary cash investments$510,865$551,902$387,929$453,754$414,508$489,232$529,812$657,439
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Grants receivable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - publicly-traded securities$0$0
Investments - other securities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other assets, including program-related investments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Grants payable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$510,865$551,902$412,777$482,669$475,631$615,523$579,858$730,358
Total net assets or fund balances$510,865$551,902$412,777$482,669$475,631$615,523$579,858$730,358
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20002001200220032004200520062007
Total expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings7
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?No
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?No
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?No
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20060
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2007)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$14,701$380,057
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$255,179
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$124,878
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$23,531$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$0Income from an activity in which labor is a material income-producing factor and substantially all (at least 85%) of the work is performed with unpaid labor (section 513(a)(1))$-8,830$0
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2007)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2007)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2007)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that normally receives: less than 1/3 of its support from gross investment income and unrelated taxable business income and more than 1/3 of its support from contribution, membership fees
Support Schedule
19992000200120022003200420052006
Total$407,060$355,810$359,434$300,160$426,229$349,637$503,985$553,525
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$37,205$38,735$50,830$30,820$40,455$78,696$126,934$273,005
Membership fees received$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$345,535$291,373$298,663$266,829$385,104$265,444$360,647$250,119
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$24,320$25,702$9,941$2,511$670$5,497$16,404$30,401
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2007)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
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$373,533
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$120,745
Program Service Revenue$243,974
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$5,042
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$3,772
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$8,869
Less: cost of goods sold$5,097
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$367,967
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Other salaries and wages$0
Payroll taxes$0
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$367,967
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$816,235
Total liabilities$0
Total net assets or fund balances$816,235
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$816,235
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total support$2,389,691
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$889,263
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$1,425,944
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 and Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$74,484
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2West Michigan Horticultural Society Inc1000 East Beltline Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5804MI1982-06$34,704,489
3Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156-4233FL1937-06$24,748,190
4American Orchid Society Inc Botanical Museum Of Harvard Univ10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156-4233FL1981-03$4,624,410
5American Rose Society, Dba Tampa Rose Society1018 Lake Cooper Dr, Lutz, FL 33548FL1983-06$2,937,451
6Daniel Jonathan Stowe Conservancy6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC 28012-8788NC1990-02$2,247,096
7Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show2900 Greenbriar Dr, Springfield, IL 62704-6418IL1980-02$993,525
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9Midwestern Chapter International Society Of Arboriculture14013 W 48th Ter, Shawnee, KS 66216-1117KS1999-12$82,614
10Civic Garden Club Of San CarlosPO BOX 954, San Carlos, CA 94070-0954CA1944-11$44,786
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16Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Inc1402 Band Rd, Rosenberg, TX 77471-8678TX2002-03$73,321
17American Rose Society, Houston Rose Society5020 Montrose Blvd - Floor 9, Houston, TX 77006TX1983-02$32,605
18International Oleander SocietyPO BOX 3431, Galveston, TX 77552-0431TX1990-11$29,425
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Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alabama4
Arkansas1
Arizona2
California22
Colorado4
Connecticut7
District of Columbia1
Florida22
Georgia7
Hawaii3
Iowa2
Idaho1
Illinois11
Indiana4
Kansas2
Kentucky3
Louisiana2
Massachusetts15
Michigan4
Minnesota5
Missouri4
North Carolina5
North Dakota1
Nebraska1
New Jersey11
New Mexico3
New York13
Ohio14
Oklahoma2
Oregon7
Pennsylvania15
Rhode Island1
South Carolina3
Tennessee8
Texas15
Utah1
Virginia8
Vermont1
Washington5
Wisconsin4
Total244

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