Charity Review

Issued: April 2019 Expires: May 2021

The Montrose Center

Accredited Charity
Meets Standards
401 Branard St Fl 2, Houston TX 77006-5015

Standards for Charity Accountability

Measuring Effectiveness
Fund Raising & Info
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Governance & Staff
  5. Fund Raising
  6. Tax Status
  7. Financial

The Montrose Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The Montrose Center empowers our community, primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Incorporated: 1978 in TX

Also Known As: Montrose Counseling Center, Inc.


The Montrose Center provides behavioral health services primarily to the LGBT community in the following areas - counseling, case management, outreach, prevention/risk reduction, health education, HIV/TB testing, sober social activities. These services are provided around the following issues or subgroups - HIV/AIDS, substance use disorder, sexual assault, domestic violence, hate crimes, human trafficking, general mental heath issues, LGBT seniors, LGBTQ youth, LGBT veterans. During 2018, the Montrose Center provided counseling to 1,409 individuals, couples, and families. The organization also offered services to 4,034 case management clients and 10,222 outreach participants. The Montrose Center also provided education and training services to 7,769 people, professionals, and laypeople.

Governance & Staff

Board Chair/CEO: Ms. Gretchen Myers, Project Manager Business Affiliation: Chevron

CEO: Dr. Ann J. Robison, Executive Director Compensation:* $176,000 Business Affiliation: the Montrose Center

Board Size: 10

Staff: 95

Board strength was an average of 10. Highest 12 and lowest 8.

* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Invitations to Fundraising Events Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.) Grant Proposals Internet Appeals Appeals via Social Media (Facebook, etc.)

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 5.22%

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on The Montrose Center's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Source of Funds
Government contracts $5,217,992
Client fees $1,594,988
Contributions $8,015,206
Special events $360,118
Direct donor benefits ($85,061)
United Way allocation $141,324
Other income $162,309
Total Income: $15,406,876
Fusion Chart
Program Expenses: $7,098,899
Fundraising Expenses: $440,362
Administrative Expenses: $533,342
Total Expenses: $8,072,603
Income in Excess of Expenses: $7,334,273
Beginning Net Assets: $4,311,717
Ending Net Assets: $11,645,990
Total Liabilities: $1,093,912
Total Assets: $12,739,902

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