Modest Needs Foundation

Rating: 4.85 stars   156 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 115 E 30th St Fl 1 New York NY 10016 USA

Mission: Modest Needs exists: To prevent otherwise financially self-sufficient individuals and families from entering the cycle of poverty, when this might be avoided with a small amount of well-timed financial assistance; To restore the financial self-sufficiency of individuals who are willing to work but are temporarily unable to do so because they do not have the means to remit payment for a work-related expense; To empower permanently disadvantaged individuals who otherwise live within their limited means to continue to live independently, despite a temporary, unexpected financial set-back; and To strengthen small non-profit organizations by providing a forum whereby such organizations can apply directly to the general public for the help they need to complete the relatively inexpensive projects that will allow them to better serve their clients and the communities they exist to serve.
Results: Since 2002, by working together in this very ‘modest’ way, Modest Needs’ donors have stopped 5233 low-income individuals and families from entering the vicious cycle of poverty and a lifetime of dependence on the public welfare system for their survival. This number is updated in real time on on our website at http://www.modestneeds.org/
Target demographics: Hard-working, low-income families and individuals across the United States and Canada. Small, struggling non-profit organizations across the United States.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, we were able to make grants to 1,600 families.
Geographic areas served: USA
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 47-0863430
212 463-7042
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was drowing in trouble.MODEST NEEDS came to the rescue they didn't combact me with a lot of question just wanted too know how they could help their speedy reply too the problem exceeded my expectaion.please donate to this organzation so that others can have this experience.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was so happy they could help me my mother has just passed away I was moving due to medical to another state they were all wonderful every person I spoke to was a delight and really wanted to help not only with my monies need but with there hearts Thank YOU all,

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello everyone i would like to share my experiences about the modest needs foundaton since i've join 3 year's ago back in 2010 they has shown the love, support, and generosity in action to those who in need of help of hardship issues.this year doing the late summer of 2013 i apply for request of help of my dental expeneses they has help paid for costs of my dental cleaning.the great thing about the staff is there phone communication they has return my phone call and answer my questions proper.i recommend those to look into if your in hardship conditions they are truely in action helping people.thank you.

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

hello eddieandfamily moodest needs has been a honor.when I was in need to lose our utilities.thank to moddest needs they made a way .I thank god for moddest needs and it staff.moddest needs cares and will do what ever it takes to help you.i recommend you contact moddest needs if you are struggling from day to day,they will make a way.

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stay the same a perfect nonprofit program for peoples in need.i will allways love you moddest needs/2013

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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