Lions Roar Foundation

Address
1660 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V7
CA
Contact
Website: http://www.lionsroar.com
Phone: +1 (902) 422-8404
Nonprofit
NTEE: X50 - Buddhist
EIN: 98-0549367

Mission

The mission of the Lion's Roar Foundation is to produce magazines and other media to present Buddhist and contemplative wisdom to a variety of audiences.
 20162015201320122010
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2006
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$221,500.00$242,475.00 $240,305.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$212,717.00$232,701.00 $240,305.00 
Number of employees00 0 
Number of people compensated >$100k00 0 
Number of highly compensated contractors42   
Personnel
Bush, Mirabai
TitleDirectorDirector Director 
Name of key/compensated personMirabai BushMirabai Bush Mirabai Bush 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue True 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 0.00 
Colombel, Eric
TitleDirectorDirector Director 
Name of key/compensated personEric ColombelEric Colombel Eric Colombel 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue True 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 0.00 
Deshong, Molly
Title   Treasurer 
Name of key/compensated person   Molly DeShong 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   24.00 
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 
Einhorn, Ken
Title   Director 
Name of key/compensated person   Ken Einhorn 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
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 
Einhorn, Kenneth
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personKenneth EinhornKenneth Einhorn   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Gimian, James
TitleVice-ChairVice-Chair   
Name of key/compensated personJames GimianJames Gimian   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.0025.00   
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   
Gimian, Jim
Title   Chairman 
Name of key/compensated person   Jim Gimian 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   40.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $74,116.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $4,015.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Goodman, Trudy
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personTrudy GoodmanTrudy Goodman   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Horowitz, Larry
Title   Director 
Name of key/compensated person   Larry Horowitz 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
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 
Karr, Andrew
TitleTreasurerTreasurer Vice-Chair 
Name of key/compensated personAndrew KarrAndrew Karr Andrew Karr 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue True 
Average hours per week working for org24.0024.00 24.00 
Reportable compensation from org$34,570.00$35,670.00 $28,329.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$1,347.00$1,443.00 $3,936.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 0.00 
Lief, Charles
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personCharles G LiefCharles G Lief   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Matthews, Elizabeth
TitleSecretarySecretary   
Name of key/compensated personElizabeth MatthewsElizabeth Matthews   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00   
Reportable compensation from org$44,843.00$45,682.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$1,450.00$1,532.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Matthews, Liza
Title   Director 
Name of key/compensated person   Liza Matthews 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   40.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $53,272.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $2,139.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
McLeod, Melvin
TitlePresidentPresident President 
Name of key/compensated personMelvin McLeodMelvin McLeod Melvin McLeod 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue True 
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00 40.00 
Reportable compensation from org$63,095.00$65,858.00 $84,588.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$3,158.00$3,400.00 $4,719.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 0.00 
Moore, Ben
TitleDirectorDirector Director 
Name of key/compensated personBen MooreBen Moore Ben Moore 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue True 
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.00 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org$70,209.00$85,491.00 $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$2,828.00$3,399.00 $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 0.00 
O'Hara, Pat
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personPat Enkyo O'HaraPat Enkyo O'Hara   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Olmstead, Tim
TitleDirectorDirector Director 
Name of key/compensated personTim OlmsteadTim Olmstead Tim Olmstead 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue True 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00 0.00 
Salgado, Brenda
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personBrenda SalgadoBrenda Salgado   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Sharpe, Gina
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personGina SharpeGina Sharpe   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
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   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesThe mission of the Lion's Roar Foundation is to produce magazines and other media to present Buddhist and contemplative wisdom to a variety of audiences.The mission of the Lion's Roar Foundation is to produce magazines and other media to present Buddhist and contemplative wisdom to a variety of audiences. The mission of the Shambhala Sun Foundation is to produce magazines and other media to present Buddhist, Shambhala and contemplative wisdom to a variety of audiences. 
Program service expenses, total$2,138,778.00$2,037,907.00 $2,060,979.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Published six issues of Lion's Roar, the best-selling and most widely-read English-language Buddhist magazine, an award-winning bimonthly.Published four issues of Buddhadharma: The Practitioners Quarterly, an in-depth, practice-oriented journal for serious students of Buddhism. Published a special interest publication of Pema Chodron Collectors Edition. Greatly expanded the content and audience of its website, lionsroar.com.
Program expenses$2,138,778.00$2,037,907.00 $2,060,979.00 
Program revenue$2,120,988.00$1,974,179.00 $1,640,570.00 
Program descriptionPublished six issues of Lion's Roar, the best-selling and most widely-read English-language Buddhist magazine, an award-winning bimonthly.Published four issues of Buddhadharma: The Practitioners Quarterly, an in-depth, practice-oriented journal for serious students of Buddhism. Published a special interest publication of Pema Chodron Collectors Edition. Greatly expanded the content and audience of its website, lionsroar.com.Published six issues of the Shambhala Sun, the best-selling and most widely-read English-language Buddhist magazine, an award-winning bimonthly.Published four issues of Buddhadharma: The Practitioners Quarterly, an in-depth, practice-oriented journal for serious students of Buddhism. Published a special interest publication The Dalai Lama Collectors Edition. Greatly expanded the content and audience of its website, lionsroar.com. Published six issues of the Shambhala Sun, the best-selling and most widely-read English-language Buddhist magazine, an award-winning bimonthly.Published four issues of Buddhadharma: The Practitioners Quarterly, an in-depth, practice-oriented journal for serious students of Buddhism. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$2,305,387.00$2,126,502.00 $2,309,732.00 
Revenue from contributions (total)$65,622.00$31,199.00$17,529.00$124,874.00$46,640.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$0.00 $4.00 
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$65,622.00$31,199.00 $124,874.00 
Total unrelated business revenue   $542,378.00 
Other revenue, current yr$118,777.00$121,124.00 $296,553.00 
Net unrelated business taxable revenue-$79,519.00-$28,645.00 -$47,456.00 
Program service revenue (total)$2,120,988.00$1,974,179.00$1,990,173.00$1,888,301.00$1,951,475.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$65,622.00$31,199.00 $124,874.00 
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$1,926.00$88.00 $1,906.00 
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$17,732.00$17,341.00 $294,647.00 
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Investment income$0.00$0.00 $4.00 
Net rental income$40,379.00$38,996.00$53,032.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Net inventory sales (total)$58,740.00$64,699.00 $0.00 
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$2,269,092.00$2,197,036.00 $2,240,262.00 
Total functional expenses: program service $2,138,778.00$2,037,907.00 $2,060,979.00 
Total functional expenses: management and general$112,814.00$135,337.00 $144,763.00 
Total functional expenses: fundraising$17,500.00$23,792.00 $34,520.00 
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00 $5,495.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
General management fees (total)$0.00$0.00 $9,372.00 
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$439,505.00$402,075.00$554,826.00$590,104.00$358,923.00
Total assets, beginning of year$402,075.00$562,193.00 $422,404.00 
Total liabilities$1,138,534.00$1,114,395.00$1,112,194.00$1,074,739.00$859,113.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$1,114,395.00$1,293,599.00 $974,437.00 
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Net assets-$699,029.00-$712,320.00 -$484,635.00 
Net assets, beginning of year-$712,320.00-$731,406.00 -$552,033.00 
Other liabilities$33,423.00$28,989.00 $38,164.00 
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Other assets$0.00$6,187.00 $0.00 
Investments: other securities$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$181,017.00$86,309.00 $194,055.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$86,309.00$164,109.00 $178,745.00 
Investments -- program-related$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$36,295.00-$70,534.00 $69,470.00 
Advertising (total)$273,772.00$279,228.00 $8,114.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$0.00 $1,002.00 
Accounts receivable, net$178,896.00$210,494.00 $262,122.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$54,261.00$73,630.00 $92,891.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$117,550.00$163,221.00 $74,820.00 
Deferred revenue$987,561.00$922,185.00 $961,755.00 
Total net assets or fund balances-$699,029.00-$712,320.00 -$484,635.00 
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$8,919.00$9,504.00 $10,879.00 
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00 $0.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1414 11 
Number of independent voting members1010 7 
Financial sheets were auditedTrueTrue   
Accrual accountingTrueTrue True 
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-01 2012-01-01 
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012013-12-012012-12-012010-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990 990 
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.0 2012v2.0 
Filing identifier201712949349300201201633149349303088 201313039349301306 
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