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Bridging Bionics Foundation

Walk With Us - Giving the Gift of Mobility

aka BBF   |   Basalt, CO   |  http://bridgingbionics.org
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Bridging Bionics Foundation

EIN: 46-2182977


Mission

Our mission is to provide access to affordable, consistent, and ongoing physical therapy and advanced rehabilitation technology for all individuals challenged with neurological mobility impairments.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Amanda Boxtel

Main address

PO Box 3766

Basalt, CO 81621 USA

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EIN

46-2182977

Subject area info

Physical therapy

Spinal cord injuries and diseases

Adaptive sports

Independent living for people with disabilities

Youth organizing

Population served info

Age groups

Ethnic and racial groups

Low-income people

People with physical disabilities

Unemployed people

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NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Neuro-rehabilitation Program

The goal of our neuro-rehabilitation program is to provide ongoing access to cutting edge technology for individuals with neurological mobility impairments. Regular therapy sessions are instrumental in reducing secondary complications as a consequence of paralysis, serving as a preventative healthcare measure, and playing a role in enhancing functional neuro-recovery.

The program utilizes expert, certified physical therapists, trainers and volunteer assistants, and is purposely facilitated in a non–clinical health club facility that promotes social interaction, inclusivity and wellbeing.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
People with physical disabilities
Low-income people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of mobility sessions provided to neurologic mobility impaired individuals.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, People with physical disabilities, Low-income people

Related Program

Neuro-rehabilitation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2020 Session data includes only 10 months, since the program was shut down for 8 weeks due to pandemic response restrictions.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At Bridging Bionics Foundation (BBF), we believe all individuals with neurologic mobility impairments can live better through the use of advanced technology. We see a world using technology to optimize function and improve life for all individuals challenged with mobility impairments. This simple vision drives us to serve people through our unique programs.

The primary objective of the BBF program for mobility impaired individuals is to maintain health
of multiple body systems, including musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, urinary
and bowel, skin/integumentary and mental wellbeing, and enable neuro-recovery.

Chronic neurological mobility impairment requires access to physical fitness which compensates
for loss of motor function. BBF provides access to assistive technology & required support by
expertly trained physical therapists at a cost that everyone can afford.

Our PROGRAMS – Providing Access to Therapeutic Technology
Access through community ownership - The BBF Neuro-rehabilitation Program provided at no-cost
The goal of our neuro-rehabilitation program is to provide ongoing access to advanced assistive technology for individuals with neurological mobility impairments. Regular therapy sessions are instrumental in reducing secondary complications as a consequence of paralysis, serve as a preventative healthcare measure, and play a role in enhancing functional neuro-recovery.

The program utilizes expert physical therapists, trainers and volunteer program assistants, and is purposefully housed in a non–clinical health club facility that promotes social interaction, inclusivity and wellbeing.

Access through individual ownership - Charitable Contributions

We will provide the funds, tools and fundraising support for economically challenged individuals to purchase exoskeletons and bionic technology. Personal exoskeletons can be customized to augment more functional and independent mobility and capabilities within the home environment. For users, walking becomes more about moving and living.

Access through knowledge and shared personal experience - Educational Outreach

BBF serves as a resource to educate the public on the nature and benefits of exoskeletons and bionic technology to augment mobility options and capabilities. We use online communication via social media, website, a blog and email newsletters. We also conduct in-person education through speaking engagements and community presentations.

BBF has invested over $700,000 in advanced assistive technology to support the program clients maintain and improve their physical and emotional health. This equipment is supported through specialized physical therapists and exercise trainers who administer the program based upon individual client capabilities and needs.

As of August 2023, BBF has provided over 16,000 mobility sessions at a direct cost of more than $1,500,000 to over 100 individuals in need. BBF has provided programming continuously for more than 7 years, ensuring access to life-changing exercise 2-3 times per week every week per year, at virtually no-cost to all program clients.

Financials

Bridging Bionics Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Bridging Bionics Foundation 2020 Financial Summary, 2018-2020
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

75.25

Average of 50.87 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13.8

Average of 9.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16%

Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Bridging Bionics Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Bridging Bionics Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $189,753 $155,160 $149,817 $93,137 $188,056
As % of expenses 44.3% 30.5% 28.3% 15.7% 22.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $50,482 $93,509 $84,626 $50,236 $188,056
As % of expenses 8.9% 16.4% 14.2% 7.9% 22.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $618,136 $663,287 $683,750 $654,249 $1,012,030
Total revenue, % change over prior year -3.2% 7.3% 3.1% -4.3% 54.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.2% 9.2% 12.2% 3.6%
Membership dues 1.4% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 1.9% 1.8% 10.2% 4.7%
All other grants and contributions 98.6% 96.2% 88.8% 77.6% 91.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $428,406 $508,127 $528,755 $593,915 $823,974
Total expenses, % change over prior year 40.8% 18.6% 4.1% 12.3% 38.7%
Personnel 32.5% 27.2% 26.7% 21.6% 20.8%
Professional fees 1.4% 48.6% 0.7% 0.9% 1.6%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.2% 4.0% 4.3% 7.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 66.1% 23.9% 68.6% 73.2% 70.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $567,677 $569,778 $593,946 $636,816 $823,974
One month of savings $35,701 $42,344 $44,063 $49,493 $68,665
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $603,378 $612,122 $638,009 $686,309 $892,639

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 10.9 12.7 15.7 15.2 13.8
Months of cash and investments 10.9 12.7 15.7 15.2 13.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 11.2 12.4 15.6 15.1 13.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $390,444 $536,225 $693,056 $753,606 $949,217
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $396,362 $426,250 $403,350 $433,151 $433,151
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 69.8% 79.4% 96.8% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 1.7% 1.1% 0.7% 1.3%
Unrestricted net assets $520,176 $613,685 $698,311 $748,547 $936,603
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $520,176 $613,685 $698,311 $748,547 $936,603

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Amanda Boxtel

Since February 27, 1992, former Brisbane-ite Amanda Boxtel has dreamed of walking again. On that fateful date, a freak skiing accident in Aspen Snowmass, Colorado rendered her with a permanent spinal cord injury from the pelvis down. She has since been involved in community and outreach projects that improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. Amanda is the founding Executive Director for the Bridging Bionics Foundation, demonstrating how bionic exoskeleton technology has a positive impact on quality of life. Amanda was the first person in the United States to own an EksoTM bionic exoskeleton suit manufactured by Ekso Bionics, which she acquired in June 2013.In November 2014 Amanda presented her forwarding thinking ideas about neuro-rehabilitation and humanizing technology at TEDCity2.0 in Chengdu China. In 2018, Amanda was named a Top 10 CNN Hero for her work through BBF.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Bridging Bionics Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 09/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Barbara Hoogenboom

Professor and Associate Chair in the Physical Therapy Department at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Term: 2020 - 2022

Mitchell Brogan

Rusty Crossland

Glenda Greenwald

Jennifer Montoya

Martha Philben

David Portman

Nate White

Anne Spellings

Dustin Anderson

Richard Peterson-Cremer

Barbara Hoogenboom

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/26/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/26/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.