Simmons Family Foundation in Dallas, Texas (TX)

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Simmons Family Foundation
Employer Identification Number (EIN)751877262
Name of OrganizationSimmons Family Foundation
In Care of NameLisa S Epstein
Address5430 Lbj Fwy Ste 1700, Dallas, TX 75240-2620
ActivitiesGifts, grants, or loans to other organizations, Fundraising
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date11/2001
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above
OrganizationTrust
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$50,000,000 to greater
Income$100,000 to $499,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$133,694,673
Amount of Income$117,186
Form 990 Revenue Amount$117,186
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations: Private Grantmaking Foundations


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Amount of income in 2011: $117,186
Simmons Family Foundation: 

 $117,186
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $97,434

Assets in 2011: $133,694,673
This organization: 

 $133,694,673
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $303,611

Expenses in 2007: $2,000,144
Simmons Family Foundation: 

 $2,000,144
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $787,130

Income to expenses ratio in 2007: 0.7
This organization: 

 0.7
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.3

Expenses allocated to program services in 2007: 100.0%
Simmons Family Foundation: 

 100.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 81.7%

Grants share in income in 2007: 69.5%
Simmons Family Foundation: 

 69.5%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.5%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2007

Assets at end of 2007

Expenses for 2007

Income-Producing Activities for 2007

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
20032004200520062007
Total revenue$23,981,571$17,165,040$18,751,214$2,623,204$1,438,792
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$24,000,000$17,073,628$18,193,060$2,500,000$1,000,000
Contributions to donor advised funds$0$0
Direct public support$24,000,000$17,073,628$18,193,060$2,500,000$1,000,000
Indirect public support$0$0$0$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$0$0$0$0$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$0$7,412$34,634$38,124$7,262
Dividends and interest from securities$2,571$84,000$108,770$85,080$410,195
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$-21,000$0$414,750$0$21,335
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$2,248,500$0$3,062,500$0$4,462,225
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$2,269,500$0$2,647,750$0$4,440,890
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$550,632$1,000,439$2,502,252$4,702,330$2,000,144
Program services$550,000$1,000,000$2,500,000$4,700,000$2,000,000
Management and general$632$439$2,252$2,330$144
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$34,023,912$72,126,897$92,332,629$124,829,076$93,335,003
Excess or (deficit) for the year$23,430,939$16,164,601$16,248,962$-2,079,126$-561,352
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$692,864$34,023,912$72,126,897$92,332,629$124,829,075
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$9,900,109$21,938,384$3,956,770$34,575,573$-30,932,720
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2007)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$2,000,144$2,000,000$144$0
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$2,000,000
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$0$0$0$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$0$0$0$0
Telephone$0$0$0$0
Postage and shipping$0$0$0$0
Occupancy$0$0$0$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$0$0$0$0
Printing and publications$0$0$0$0
Travel$0$0$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0$0$0$0
Interest$0$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$0$0$0$0
Other expenses not covered above$144$0$144$0
Balance Sheets
20032004200520062007
Total assets$34,023,912$72,126,897$92,332,629$124,829,075$93,335,003
Cash - non-interest-bearing$3,981$3,965$5,465$5,465$5,465
Savings and temporary cash investments$2,389,321$1,480,310$2,182,462$103,335$234,387
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0
Grants receivable$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$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
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - publicly-traded securities$5,525,946$5,283,861
Investments - other securities$31,630,610$70,642,622$90,144,702$119,194,329$87,811,290
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - other$0$0$0$0$0
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0
Other assets, including program-related investments$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Grants payable$0$0$0$0$0
Deferred revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$0$0$0$0
Other liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$34,023,912$72,126,897$92,332,629$124,829,075$93,335,003
Total net assets or fund balances$34,023,912$72,126,897$92,332,629$124,829,075$93,335,003
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
20032004200520062007
Total revenue$23,981,571$17,165,040$18,751,214$2,623,204$1,438,792
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$27,563,472$39,145,000$22,748,792$37,265,447$-29,425,052
Other expenses$3,582,533$21,980,384$3,999,770$34,644,573$-30,863,720
Net unrealized gains on investments$3,543,533$21,938,384$3,956,770$34,575,573$-30,932,720
Donated services and use of facilities$39,000$42,000$43,000$69,000$69,000
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$632$424$2,192$2,330$124
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other$632$424$2,192$2,330$124
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
20032004200520062007
Total expenses$550,632$1,000,439$2,502,252$4,702,330$2,000,144
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$589,000$1,042,016$2,543,060$4,769,000$2,069,020
Other revenue$39,000$42,000$43,000$69,000$69,000
Donated services and use of facilities$39,000$42,000$43,000$69,000$69,000
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$632$423$2,192$2,330$124
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other$632$423$2,192$2,330$124
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?Yes
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$438,792$0
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$0
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)$7,262$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$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)$410,195$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$0Gain (or loss, to the extent allowed) from the sale of investments and other non-inventory property and from certain property acquired from financial institutions that are in conservatorship or receivership (sections 512(b)(5) and 512(b)(16)(A))$21,335$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$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 isNot controlled by disqualified persons/supports non private foundation
Type of supporting organizationType III
Information about the supported organizations
Employer identification number (EIN)Name of organizationType of organizationIs the supported organization listed in the supporting organization's governing documents?Amount of support
752890371Dallas Foundation A Tx Nonprofit CorporationOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general publicYes$2,000,000
Total$2,000,000
Support Schedule
20022003200420052006
Total$0$0$0$0$0
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$0$0$0$0$0
Membership fees received$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$0$0$0$0$0
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$0$0$0$0$0
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$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
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
Other income$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$117,186
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$0
Program Service Revenue$0
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$117,186
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$0
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$133,694,673
Total liabilities$0
Total net assets or fund balances$133,694,673
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 organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, or to carry out the purposes of one or more publicly supported organizations described in section 509(a)(1) or section 509(a)(2)
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Colorado378
Connecticut382
District of Columbia106
Delaware539
Florida1,396
Georgia456
Hawaii80
Iowa165
Idaho53
Illinois1,024
Indiana284
Kansas148
Kentucky156
Louisiana146
Massachusetts669
Maryland401
Maine82
Michigan596
Minnesota362
Missouri307
Mississippi62
Montana62
North Carolina519
North Dakota20
Nebraska159
New Hampshire72
New Jersey843
New Mexico87
Nevada190
New York2,482
Ohio691
Oklahoma217
Oregon198
Pennsylvania1,160
Rhode Island172
South Carolina161
South Dakota27
Tennessee240
Texas1,146
Utah259
Virginia453
Vermont52
Washington359
Wisconsin355
West Virginia66
Wyoming57
International34
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