HINDUS OF GREATER HOUSTON

Address
4018 Westhollow Pkwy
Houston, TX 77082
Nonprofit
NTEE: T20 - Private Grantmaking Foundations
EIN: 94-3424274

Mission

THE GOAL WAS TO UNITE THE ENTIRE HINDU POPULATION OF GREATER HOUSTON AT ONE PLACE TO DEVELOP A STRONG UNITY AND BROTHERHOOD AMONG THE HINDU COMMUNITY. THE IDEA WAS DISCUSSED WITH A NUMBER OF ACTIVE HINDU INDIVIDUALS AND ASSOCIATIONS AND THUS EVOLVED THE JANMASHTAMI FESTIVAL.
 20162015201320122011
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2001
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area3362
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00   
Number of employees00   
Number of people compensated >$100k00   
Number of volunteers9575   
Personnel
Amin, Sharad
TitlePAST PRESIDENTPAST PRESIDENT   
Name of key/compensated personSHARAD AMINSHARAD AMIN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org4.006.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Bhutada, Bhagwan
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personBhagwan Bhutada    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Desai, Anshuman
TitlePAST PRESIDENTPRESIDENT   
Name of key/compensated personANSHUMAN DESAIANSHUMAN DESAI   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Current officer True   
Average hours per week working for org1.008.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Dhairyawan, Swapan
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personSWAPAN DHAIRYAWANSWAPAN DHAIRYAWAN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.004.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Dixit, Richa
TitleJT SECRETARYJT SECRETARY   
Name of key/compensated personRICHA DIXITRICHA DIXIT   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.004.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Jain, Sanjay
TitleTreasurerDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personSANJAY JAINSANJAY JAIN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org6.004.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Jajoo, Sanjay
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personSanjay Jajoo    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Kothari, Atul
Title TREASURER   
Name of key/compensated person ATUL KOTHARI   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.00   
Krishnaswamy, Partha
TitlePRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT   
Name of key/compensated personPARTHA KRISHNASWAMYPARTHA KRISHNASWAMY   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org10.004.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Luthra, Bhawna
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personBhawna Luthra    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Mantri, Vinod
TitleJt TreasurerDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personVINOD MANTRIVINOD MANTRI   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.005.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Naik, Girishkumar
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personGIRISHKUMAR NAIKGIRISHKUMAR NAIK   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officer True   
Average hours per week working for org2.004.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Narsimhan, Thara
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARY   
Name of key/compensated personTHARA NARSIMHANTHARA NARSIMHAN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org4.004.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Narsimhan, Tupil
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personTUPIL NARSIMHANTUPIL NARSIMHAN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.004.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Pallod, Vijay
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personVijay Pallod    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org8.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTHE GOAL WAS TO UNITE THE ENTIRE HINDU POPULATION OF GREATER HOUSTON AT ONE PLACE TO DEVELOP A STRONG UNITY AND BROTHERHOOD AMONG THE HINDU COMMUNITY. THE IDEA WAS DISCUSSED WITH A NUMBER OF ACTIVE HINDU INDIVIDUALS AND ASSOCIATIONS AND THUS EVOLVED THE JANMASHTAMI FESTIVAL.THE GOAL WAS TO UNITE THE ENTIRE HINDU POPULATION OF GREATER HOUSTON AT ONE PLACE TO DEVELOP A STRONG UNITY AND BROTHERHOOD AMONG THE HINDU COMMUNITY. THE IDEA WAS DISCUSSED WITH A NUMBER OF ACTIVE HINDU INDIVIDUALS AND ASSOCIATIONS AND THUS EVOLVED THE JANMASHTAMI FESTIVAL.   
Program service expenses, total$61,133.00$67,480.00   
Programs, including revenue & expenses
HGH GOT INVOLVED WITH THE INTERFAITH MINISTRIES. CLOSE INTERACTION AND 2 INDIVIDUALS NOMINATED ON THE MINISTRY FROM HINDU FAITH
Program expenses$5,000.00$6,000.00   
Program descriptionHGH GOT INVOLVED WITH THE INTERFAITH MINISTRIES. CLOSE INTERACTION AND 2 INDIVIDUALS NOMINATED ON THE MINISTRY FROM HINDU FAITHHGH GOT INVOLVED WITH THE INTERFAITH MINISTRIES. CLOSE INTERACTION AND 2 INDIVIDUALS NOMINATED ON THE MINISTRY FROM HINDU FAITH   
HGH took the initiative to encourage youth who are involved in community activities and have a vision of expansion of their faith to their friends and peers. This is recognition of their dedication to give back to the community and celebrate the future leadership in Hindu community. The Youth Award Night in June was such an event where Youth nominations were sought from various organizations and temples. They had a 6 motivational speeches that evening
Program expenses$2,305.00    
Program descriptionHGH took the initiative to encourage youth who are involved in community activities and have a vision of expansion of their faith to their friends and peers. This is recognition of their dedication to give back to the community and celebrate the future leadership in Hindu community. The Youth Award Night in June was such an event where Youth nominations were sought from various organizations and temples. They had a 6 motivational speeches that evening    
The signature event presented was Janmashtami Festival. This was the 27th Annual Festival celebrated in Greater Houston. The event was held at the George Brown Convention Center. The turnout was over 3500 people. At this event Akhil Chopra Award for dedicated service was also organized which is a community service award for an individual who extended selfless services to the community. The celebration is to showcase the core tenets of the Hindu faith that reinforce love towards all living beings, reverence towards Planet Earth and a peaceful coexistence to make this world a better place for all. As the community expanded with many temples and organizations established in the Greater Houston area, the turnout at this event has exponetially increased.
Program expenses$53,828.00$47,859.00   
Program descriptionThe signature event presented was Janmashtami Festival. This was the 27th Annual Festival celebrated in Greater Houston. The event was held at the George Brown Convention Center. The turnout was over 3500 people. At this event Akhil Chopra Award for dedicated service was also organized which is a community service award for an individual who extended selfless services to the community. The celebration is to showcase the core tenets of the Hindu faith that reinforce love towards all living beings, reverence towards Planet Earth and a peaceful coexistence to make this world a better place for all. As the community expanded with many temples and organizations established in the Greater Houston area, the turnout at this event has exponetially increased.The signature event presented was Janmashtami Festival. This was the 26th Annual Festival celebrated in Greater Houston. The event was held at the George Brown Convention Center. The turnout was over 5400 people. At this event Akhil Chopra Award for dedicated service was also organized which is a community service award for an individual who extended selfless services to the community. The celebration is to showcase the core tenets of the Hindu faith that reinforce love towards all living beings, reverence towards Planet Earth and a peaceful coexistence to make this world a better place for all. As the community expanded with many temples and organizations established in the Greater Houston area, the turnout at this event has exponetially increased.   
YEAR ROUND ACTIVITIES WHICH INCLUDE MEDIA PROMOTION AND SUPPORT TO LOCAL INSTITUTIONS. UPDATED DIRECTORY OF MAJOR TEMPLES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN HOUSTON. WORKING TOWARDS CREATION OF HINDU BLOG.
Program expenses $6,000.00   
Program description YEAR ROUND ACTIVITIES WHICH INCLUDE MEDIA PROMOTION AND SUPPORT TO LOCAL INSTITUTIONS. UPDATED DIRECTORY OF MAJOR TEMPLES AND ORGANIZATIONS IN HOUSTON. WORKING TOWARDS CREATION OF HINDU BLOG.   
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$80,578.00$78,193.00   
Revenue from contributions (total)$80,578.00$78,193.00$87,487.00$73,447.00$65,153.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$0.00   
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$80,578.00$78,193.00   
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00   
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00   
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00   
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$80,578.00$78,193.00   
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$80,578.00$78,193.00   
Other types of revenue
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$64,824.00$68,067.00   
Total functional expenses: program service $61,133.00$67,480.00   
Total functional expenses: management and general$3,691.00$587.00   
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00   
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00   
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$29,155.00$13,401.00$9,303.00$11,954.00$11,752.00
Total assets, beginning of year$13,401.00$3,275.00   
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net assets$29,155.00$13,401.00   
Net assets, beginning of year$13,401.00$3,275.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing$29,155.00$13,401.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$13,401.00$3,275.00   
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$15,754.00$10,126.00   
Advertising (total)$6,906.00$2,600.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$29,155.00$13,401.00   
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members55   
Number of independent voting members55   
Cash accountingTrueTrue   
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-01   
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012013-12-012012-12-012011-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990   
Date e-filing submitted2017-12-042017-02-22   
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.1   
Filing identifier201713059349300811201613129349301091   
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