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Asia Society Texas Center

Promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the west

three stars

87.28

1370 Southmore Boulevard Houston, TX 77004
tel: (713) 496-9901   Web Site
EIN: 03-0433949

Board Leadership
Edward R. Allen III
Chair

CEO
Bonna Kol
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.28 three stars
  Financial 86.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

With 14 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the west. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach. Forward-thinking Houstonians led by former First Lady Barbara Bush and former Ambassador Roy M. Huffington established Asia Society Texas Center in 1979.

With 14 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the west. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach. Forward-thinking Houstonians led by former First Lady Barbara Bush and former Ambassador Roy M. Huffington established Asia Society Texas Center in 1979.

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Financial

three stars

86.61

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.48
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asia Society Texas Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asia Society Texas Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asia Society Texas Center (TX) 87.28 three stars
Middle East Institute (DC) 97.05 four stars
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (IL) 91.64 four stars
The Ireland Funds America (MA) 85.85 three stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 92.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,721,079
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $94,946
   Fundraising Events $99,501
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $117,033
Total Contributions $5,032,559
   Program Service Revenue $399,447
Total Primary Revenue $5,432,006
   Other Revenue $1,110,591
TOTAL REVENUE $6,542,597
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,035,803
   Administrative Expenses $259,279
   Fundraising Expenses $352,825
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,647,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $32,520
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,894,690
   
Net Assets $58,678,165

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Business and Public Policy Programs $996,665 32.8%
Performing Arts and Culture Programs $919,245 30.3%
Education and Outreach Programs $443,184 14.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 87.28 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 85.71 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 89.21 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 85.03 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 03-0433949
Name in IRS Master File ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER
NTEE Code A23
NTEE Classification Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$187,351 5.13% Bonna Kol President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asia Society Texas Center (TX) 87.28 three stars
American Council on Germany (NY) 95.26 four stars
Abraham Initiatives (NY) 85.28 three stars
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (CA) 93.55 four stars
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (IL) 91.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Boulevard
Houston, TX 77004
tel: (713) 496-9901
EIN: 03-0433949

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Board Leadership

Edward R. Allen III
Chair

CEO

Bonna Kol
Executive Director

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