Bastion Community of Resilience

aka Bastion   |   New Orleans, LA   |
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Bastion Community of Resilience

EIN: 27-4383654


Bastion, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides a supportive living environment for injured veterans and families within our intentionally designed neighborhood by augmenting their care with neighbors, volunteers and specialists for a holistic approach to community integration.

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Executive Director

Mr. Jackson M. Smith

Main address

1901 Mirabeau Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70122 USA

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Subject area info

Family services

Special population support

Population served info

Economically disadvantaged people

People with disabilities

Military personnel


NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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


Headway is a multifaceted community integration program for veterans who served on or after 9/11 living with a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other neurological condition. We work with warriors and caregivers to maximize independence, improve skills, and build supportive networks.

Veteran participants have the opportunity to receive community based occupational therapy, engage creatively, build practical and vocational skills, spend time in the community, participate in recreational and wellness activities, and more with fellow veterans weekly. Family support members are invited to monthly respite events to support self-care. By participating in Headway, the entire veteran family unit will have new supports to help them grow closer, happier, and healthier together.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
People with disabilities

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 clients who report a greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Low-income people

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Bastion seeks to support the long term wellness, resilience, and independence of injured and disabled veterans and their families by the cultivation of an intentional living community, bolstered by on-site supportive services, in which social connections and relationships form the foundation of each resident’s recovery. Further, Bastion seeks to redefine the possibilities for rehabilitation for veterans with traumatic brain injuries through the treatment approaches being pioneered in Bastion’s brain injury program, Headway.

Bastion’s motto, “Community as the Intervention,” embodies our primary strategy of relying upon the formation of relationships within our community to improve the wellbeing and resilience of each member. The cohesive community at Bastion provides a supportive setting in which Bastion’s supportive programs can further refined and expanded. That expansion now includes a plan to deliver Bastion’s Headway program to partner organizations that serve veteran populations in other states, thereby significantly increasing Bastion’s capacity and scope of impact.


Bastion Community of Resilience
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Bastion Community of Resilience
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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


Average of 9.92 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Bastion Community of Resilience

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 Bastion Community of Resilience’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 -$1,437,793 -$71,112 $110,171 $173,706 -$150,732
As % of expenses -227.3% -11.1% 15.3% 20.9% -13.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$1,437,793 -$80,047 $101,236 $154,963 -$167,275
As % of expenses -227.3% -12.3% 13.9% 18.2% -14.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,886,829 $327,326 $807,347 $959,705 $1,564,793
Total revenue, % change over prior year 88.1% -82.7% 146.6% 18.9% 63.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.0% 99.9% 100.0% 93.5% 96.1%
Other revenue 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.5% 3.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $632,548 $643,482 $718,277 $831,873 $1,146,407
Total expenses, % change over prior year 25.9% 1.7% 11.6% 15.8% 37.8%
Personnel 58.8% 56.0% 52.1% 35.2% 37.7%
Professional fees 15.6% 8.9% 9.6% 18.6% 15.2%
Occupancy 3.6% 3.3% 3.8% 3.3% 3.2%
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 22.1% 31.9% 34.4% 42.9% 43.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $632,548 $652,417 $727,212 $850,616 $1,162,950
One month of savings $52,712 $53,624 $59,856 $69,323 $95,534
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $2,095 $1,517
Fixed asset additions $367,546 $50,276 $0 $83,701 $145,718
Total full costs (estimated) $1,052,806 $756,317 $787,068 $1,005,735 $1,405,719

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 11.1 6.9 10.9 10.7 8.9
Months of cash and investments 11.1 6.9 10.9 10.7 8.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.4 6.0 9.7 9.6 3.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $584,637 $369,667 $651,118 $740,597 $851,468
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $176,500 $135,505 $206,600 $151,704 $300,170
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $367,546 $417,822 $417,822 $501,523 $647,241
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 2.1% 4.3% 7.3% 8.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.4% 1.6% 18.8% 16.8% 18.8%
Unrestricted net assets $808,726 $728,679 $829,915 $984,878 $817,603
Temporarily restricted net assets $476,716 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 $476,716 $231,672 $210,571 $164,697 $733,815
Total net assets $1,285,442 $960,351 $1,040,486 $1,149,575 $1,551,418

Key data checks

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

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Executive Director

Mr. Jackson M. Smith

Jackson M. Smith is proud to join Bastion as its new Executive Director. After growing up in Washington DC, Jackson moved to New Orleans in 2003 and has called the city his home ever since. A graduate of Tulane University, Jackson was commissioned into the U.S. Marine Corps in 2008. He served on active duty for the next eight years as an infantry officer, completing two deployments to Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011 followed by additional deployments around the world. In 2011 he was recognized as the Second Marine Division’s Platoon Commander of the Year. In 2015, fed up with missing every Mardi Gras and Saints season, Jackson returned home to New Orleans to attend Tulane Law School on the GI Bill. While in law school he met his future wife Leigh, and the two were married in 2020. Earlier this year they welcomed their first child, Adele, who has been the center of their universe ever since.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/08/2023
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Board chair

Peyton Bush

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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 2/8/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/07/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.


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