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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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 more than 12,700 working individuals and families from entering the vicious cycle of poverty and a lifetime of dependence on the public welfare system for their survival.

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 just over 1,600 families.

Geographic areas served: USA

Programs: our self-sufficiency and homecoming heroes grants.

Community Stories

277 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Most wonderful charity that helps those in need! Very looking forward to their further events!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow! What a Godsend Modest Needs has been for me and my family. Through generous donors I was able to get my two crowns on my teeth. Times were especially difficult at the time for me and my husband due to my husband having to take cut hours at his job. I needed his help to stay healthy at the end of my pregnancy with our sixth child. I have no help at home with our children except my husband so he had to stay home with me and our son for a couple of weeks before returning to work. This is a wonderful non-profit agency and I don't know what I would have done without them. Joanne.

Sherri12

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs came through for me when every one else turned their backs or closed their eyes. I understand my need was not life threatening but it was an issue of health, self esteem, and generally over all cleanliness. My hot water tank died and I went for almost six months without hot water. I'm 57, I live alone, had just returned to college after 25 years, I've had numerous back surgeries and I have Fibromyalgia. Hot water helped me with both my back pain and my Fibromyalgia, and of course I could clean up in the sink by heating water, but I never felt clean. No one in my city of 50,000 was willing to help because they said hot water was not a necessity. Modest needs accepted my application right away, and on my last day I was approved. I wrote my thank you letter and my check arrived, in less than a week I had hot water. There really are no words to thank Modest Needs or the people who helped a complete stranger get back some comfort and feel better about herself and her life. Thank you so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm very grateful for Modest Needs and I thank God for them. They helped me with a car repair that kept my car running. If I had lost my car, I would have lost my job. The job requires me to use my car and I had just got the job when my car needed the repair. Being a single mom living in a homeless family shelter at the time, I had just got the job and I was about to lose it. The situation was very frantic for me. So again I say I thank God for their gift.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest needs helped me when i was in desperate need of help . i had a bad experience with a dentist in mexico . Stetic implant & dental centers , i needed emergency surgery after leaving the clinic and my bills over whelmed us . modest needs helped me pay one of the hospital bills , i am forever greatful , and cant express enough how much it means to me that someone was there when i needed help . thank you modest needs , great respect Holly Strehlow

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a wife and mother of two children. In October 2012, our house in Staten Island, NY, like so many others, was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. We were so confused on what to do next and how to get help. Someone told me about the Modest Needs non-profit organization. I have never asked for help from any person or organization in all my life; I thought it would be humiliating. However, it was not humiliating at all dealing with Modest Needs. We needed a washer and dryer to help us get our home back together. After providing the requested information, Modest Needs came through within a week. They bought a washer and dryer for our home. I am so thankful for the Modest Needs foundation. Their communication with me throughout the process (which was only a week long) was timely, clear, and concise. It was a pleasure dealing with Modest Needs and I am so thankful for their existence. They really helped us in a time of need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I had to replace my 15 year old service dog, I began training my own because to buy a trained Service Dog was out of the question. I was able to place her with a wonderful trainer, but with all the vet bills, food, etc. I had no money for the specialized equipment she needed to be a mobility assist dog.
Thanks to the help I received from Modest Needs, I now have that equipment, my independence, and a renewed belief that there are wonderful people willing to help others through the rough times. Living on a fixed income from the VA has its limitations, thanks for all you have done for me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I stumbled across Modest Needs last year doing an internet search. I had recently finished cancer treatment, and we had gotten behind in some bills. Winter was coming, and we had no propane, or money to get any. I was desperate, so I tried. I really did not think I would get any help, but I did! They helped us when we needed it the most, and I am so thankful! They were also very kind and helpful when our propane company sent back the check (I guess they didn't know who's account to credit the check to), and were quick to send out another one. :)

Client Served

Rating: 4

Modest Needs is a non-profit organization. It has helped so many, including myself. Their website is www.modestneeds.org, and there you will be able to read and understand all of the good things they have been able to accomplish. The help given makes the difference between someone having a place to live or not, or having assistance for other unforseen challenges. For this I am personally grateful, and would highly recommend them as a source of guidance and help when you've tried all other practical avenues. They care and will help guide you through the application process, as well as keep you posted on the progress being made on your behalf. I will always, always remember the professional guidance, as well as the great relief I felt when I had an urgent need filled. Respectfully yours, a former and appreciative client of Modest Needs. Ms. Kat

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Candace and would love to tell you a little bit about my experience with modest needs. Being a single parent and having a special needs child is very challenging. Sometimes just a little help or a simple need being fulfilled means all the difference in the world. I was absolutely amazed by the generosity that was shown from people that had never met my family or I . Having an incontinent child I was at a total loss when our washing machine had given out. I saw the modest needs foundation online and within 60 days to my surprise a brand new one was delivered to my door. I will be forever grateful to modest needs and everyone that makes this kind of organization possible. Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in need of some assistance twice and was able to get some help from Modest Needs twice. I was without a job for awhile. I was able to secure employment but had fallen behind in my rent while I was out of work. That is where Modest Needs came to the rescue. They helped to get back on track with my rent when I found employment. I am so very grateful to them for helping me out.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I never heard about the Modest Needs Organization until the MS Society referred me to them. I am post polio & was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the prime of my life. I am 73 now and need more home modifications to make things easier for me. I did not believe that I would be chosen to receive the financial assistance needed to make any of these things occur. This Organization is the greatest & the donors are so very special and giving. My front steps were sinking and needed to be replaced. I received the money needed and will always be eternally grateful to this Organization & the special & giving donors. Colleen

Client Served

Rating: 5

After losing our home to flooding during Hurricane Sandy, we are faced with many obstacles. The stress of paying our mortgage payment on our empty, uninhabitable home as well as paying rent on our temporary apartment and trying to keep it all together has been such a challenge. We received monetary assistance from Modest Needs to assist with one of our mortgage payments and it was such a huge help and relief for us. My family (husband, 2 sons ages 4 and 5 and myself) thanks you from the bottom of out hearts!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a Hurricane Sandy victim, I received monetary aid from Modest Needs Foundation. I am very grateful for timely and professional response that I received dealing with this organization. I appreciate everything you did for me and my family. I wish you all the best and hope that you continue provide assistance to those in need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a single mother of four with cancer and in desperate financial need..Modestest Needs was there for my family and I at at time that I felt extremely lost and in need. I am so grateful to Modest Needs..their participants..and to all of the donors that contributed to assisting me. I cannot begin to express how extremely thankful I am to all of you. Thank you again! :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs has helped me when I needed it most. I being disabled and on a fixed income struggle to make ends meet. When a major car repair happened to me , Modest Needs helped me and I will be so very thankful forever, I know how hard times are but knowing there is a Organization like Modest Needs that will help people in need is a blessing. When anyone ask me about a Organization to donate to , I always suggest Modest Needs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My father had to be put into a rehabilitation due to paralysis caused by cancer. The circumstances were bad and the financial burden was immense for both my father and mother. Modest Needs was able to tremendously lift the financial burdens from their shoulders and free up their minds to deal with the physical issues at hand. My father unfortunately lost the battle with cancer but not leaving my mom in a financial bind has been a wonderful blessing to our family. I cannot express the gratitude my family has. THANK OU MODEST NEEDS!!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Year 2012 was a life changing year for me...I found out that I had Stage III Colon Cancer...The most devastating news any one wants to hear..After almost a year of treatments and surgeries. I was in desperately need of financial assistance. I applied to many cancer organizations and could not get any assistance, meanwhile utility/mortgage/doctors/hospital bills were piling up and most important my employer will no longer help with my insurance premiums. after looking at many charitable organization on the internet...and applying for assistance for many months with no success. I came upon Modest Needs. I read about all the Grants that they offered and decided that I will apply for Help to pay for my insurance premiums to continue with my treatments. My need was very high about $1200 I did not have a lot of hope of getting that kind of help. I checked my Modest Needs account everyday for updates and for 2 months nothing was changing, then one day on 12/23/2012 I received an email that had wonderful news. My Request for assistance has been fully funded by the most generous and most kindly donors in the world. Those news could not come at better time the next day on 12/24/2012 I was discharged from the Hospital and got to spend Christmas at home with my Family. I truly believe that the news I received the day before help me feel better that even my Doctor noticed. He told me if you still feel good tomorrow you will get to go home for Christmas. Thank You Modest Needs you are the Best. And Thank You to all the Modest Needs Donors you truly make a difference. Forever grateful, US Navy Seabee.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs is outstanding organization. 11 months ago my home was destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. The financial impact was immediate. As the months went by it was hard no navigate the red tape to get much needed funds. I contacted modest needs at the request of my disaster case manger. They helped me immediately. I hope that one day I will be able to contribute to Modest Needs and help someone in need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs is an amazing organization. Our home was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy. We lost almost everything. We didn't have enough money for all the repairs that had to be done. We felt lost and alone. Thanks to Modest Needs organization our lives are almost back to normal. We are so grateful for their donation. Thank You so much for everything that you're doing!!

Michelle163

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about Modest Needs through a book that I read. This book told of a young man who had decided to make a difference in people's lives at a very young age. We were struggling at the time with a vehicle that needed repair. While we are considered a middle class family, we simply could not catch up. To say that I am thankful to Modest Needs is an understatement for they are more that a charitable organization. They understand and address major needs of modern families. They are trustworthy, informative and have an excellent reply timeline. They kept me informed with frequent emails.
When that check arrived, it was like Christmas. We were so grateful and still surprised that a company who barely knew us was so generous and helpful. I have gladly told others of Modest Needs and I will forever be a supporter of Modest Needs. I pray that God will always bless this now extended family to us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Modest Needs organization has provided me with incredible help during the past two years. I became suddenly disabled followed by multiple tragic circumstances. Faced with nearly impossible challenges the Modest Needs people helped me when hope seemed gone. To this day I am always reminded of the care, concern, and kindness exhibited as they provided me assistance needed to get me through the roughest of times. The blessings I received from their help gave me renewed hope through seemingly impossible situations. I would not have gotten through these difficulties without them. In a world that has become increasingly calloused to people in desperate need of assistance, it is places like Modest Needs that characterizes that people are important and helping a priority.

Client Served

Rating: 5


Modest Needs is a wonderful and caring organization. The volunteers and the donors assisted me and my family during our time of need. After sustaining cervical spinal injuries and neurological damage from an accident I underwent cervical spinal surgery. After the surgery I fell behind on all of my bills. I heard about Modest Needs, and applied for assistance. Had it not been for Modest Needs, we would be homeless right now, but because of their generosity my family is still together. Over the past year, my life has been challenging and there were times I felt like giving up but because of Modest Needs I was given hope again. I will never be able to thank Modest Needs enough for their kindness during my family's greatest time of need. Thank you for keeping my family together.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were ecstatic to learn that the Modest Needs agency, along with the wonderful and merciful donors were soooo gracious to award my brother, Wade, with a grant to cover his much needed clinical massage therapy.
Wow! When I first read the notice .. sheer goose bumps cascaded across my face .. that it brought tears to my eyes.
Your organization truly lives up to their motto, 'Small Change, A (Big) World of Difference.' Thanks from the bottom of our hearts.
Your generosity is being demonstrated in a tangible way and Wade truly feels like .. he is not alone in this journey. His spirit has been lifted.
Everytime the therapist goes to provide the service .. please know that he will feel surrounded by the team spirit of everyone involved in this endeavor. And, that in itself, brings healing to the soul.
In Deuteronomy 1:11, I wish the same for you ... 'May God bless you 1000x times more!'
Grateful, Wade & family

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mother had a stroke and needed to go into a nursing home for rehabilitation. Modest Needs came to our rescue. As you can all imagine the bills were staggering and they helped us fund some of the payment to the facility!! They are an amazing group and were like angels on our shoulders!! My mom is still recovering but we are so thankful and will always be to Modest Needs. Please support MODEST NEEDS!! I don't believe my mom would of recovered to the extent she has without their assistance!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I AM SO APPRECIATED FOR MODEST NEEDS HELP. I WAS GOING THROUGH SOME HARD TIMES WITH NO ONE TO TURN TO AND MY VEHICLE IS MY LIFELINE TO GET ME BACK AND FORTH TO WORK AS WELL AS PICK MY CHILD UP FROM SCHOOL. WITH MODEST NEEDS HELP, THEY HELP ME GET BACK ON MY FEET.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs is a humble understatement. The imminent needs I had did not feel modest to me. I was suddenly displaced from my teaching position and was unsuccessful at obtaining a new position at my age. Meanwhile, as a single mother with a son in college, I still had car payments and mortgage payments which were due. Thanks to a humanitarian donor who had earmarked funds for people in my situation, Modest Needs stepped in and paid my mortgage for one month. This helped tremendously in helping me keep my home and bridge the gap until I could find other employment. I am so grateful for their assistance at such a scary point in my life.
Lynn from Tennessee

Client Served

Rating: 4

I came across Modest Needs in a true time of need for my family. They came through for me in no time at all and the process was fast and easy. It is a true testament to good people still being out there that this service exists for people to help one another like it should be. Thanks again Modest Needs for all you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Modest Needs After hAving lost everything during hurricane sandy. I am 80 years old in extremely delicate health and I had nowhere to turn. I could never express the gratitute for the help I so auicy received. Forever grateful Although I can not replace my memories lost Modest Needs has allowed me a place to rest and start new memories!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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,

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came across Modest Needs at almost the lowest point of my life. Everything seemed to be going wrong. And then my daughter's doctor office called and they said that would not see my daughter until the bill was paid. I was distraught and frustrated and just tired. I found Modest Needs and I couldn't believe that they would be able to help me but they did! I was just floored. It just came when I needed it. I just needed something positive to happen and they happened for me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs is awesome! I suffer from multiple chronic diseases. My older car was just at the point where it needed major repair. I couldn't afford the repairs since my finances were in total chaos due to medical bills and other financial distress. Not having a car would have put me in a terrible situation since the rural area I live in has very limited bus service and my medical specialists are a long distance away. Modest Needs came through and allowed me to get the repairs. This has taken a large burden off me.

I am so appreciative. The people at Modest Needs are terrific and take great care in helping people, and those who contribute funds to help us are really amazing and deserve special thanks for their generous gifts.

This is a charity that really does what it claims and does it well.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Modest and people around the world for all the support both emotional, and financial.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The first time Modest Needs helped me was when I had had pneumonia and had no insurance. I had no money to pay the bill either. Someone told me about Modest Needs and I applied. It wasn't long at all until the funds were sent and the doctor bill was paid. I could never begin to tell you what a blessing that was to me. I knew if the bill didn't get paid and I had a relapse, they would not see me.
Since that time I have begun drawing a small Social Security check and an SSI check. It covers the monthly bills (I have been divorced and living alone for 15 years) but it leaves nothing for extra bills that crop up.
The last time they helped me was in 2012 when a rock broke my car side window. There was NO extra money for that and they paid for the window and installation. My window shattered and fell out therefore I could go nowhere until it was fixed.
Modest Needs has been a God-send for me. It's hard financially ALL the time but they have been there to help when it became impossible to do it myself.
The people who work with them are kind and considerate...never a harsh word from anyone I've talked to.
If ever an organization is needed for those of us who get in desperate need of help for miscellaneous things, they are it.
I don't know what I would have done without their help. I will be forever grateful.

Ruth32

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was suffering at home for yrs with chronic TMJ Joint Pain and no dentures. Modest Needs helped me financially to obtain dentures and the required treatment to alleviate the pain. Modest Needs reached is nonprofit that reached out to me and I am especially thankful. I had tried to save the funds and asked many organizations for a little assistance all turned me down. Modest needs helps people in the smallest and simplest of places, too!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just started a new job and needed money to pay my rent. Modest needs provided the rent money and saved my daughters and I from being homeless. Modest needs made me realized that there are people out there who cares.

Klaudia Zhelezny

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs was very on time to help me to cover my financial burden after Hurricane Sandy: the first floor of my home was destroyed. I was grateful for moral and financial support I received. It was very easy to use the web site and Modest Needs processed my application quickly.
Thank you so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband, kids, and I moved to a new city because of my husband's job. We struggled to get settled in and faced utility shut off notices. Someone told me about Modest needs, so I applied and got the help I needed in just a few days! They did not have to help us, but I am so blessed they did... they saved us and we were able to get back on track with our utilities!
Thanks again Modest Needs, your the best!
(Since then, I have donated to Modest Needs and will continue to).

Client Served

Rating: 5

modest needs was very helpful in the way they helped me in my time of need and i would recommend them to someone that needs help in the future i was doing very well until the house i lived in was foreclosed on and we had to move im currently living with family i lost all my posessions in storage so im not doing very well at this time im leaving an awesome reveiw for modest needs because they were very helpful to me and i hope they win again so more people can get help and if i do have to apply again i would like to be able to receive assistance again because im truly in a time of need but until then i hope this helps modest needs

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs Foundation is a great nonprofit. In May of 2012 our 22 year old son/brother was fatally shot. The burial expenses were enormous, as we did not have insurance for our son. We were able to bury our son/brother, but our household expenses especially utilities were very high. We did not want our bills to get so high, but giving our son a proper burial was extremely important to our family. The Modest Needs Foundtion was able to help us through the dontions they received. However big or small the donations our need was fully funded. We are so greatful that such an organization exist. The Modest Needs Foundation is a great model of how a nonprofit should be run. Thank you again Modest Needs Foundation. The Edwards-White Family.

Angel8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thanks to modest needs, I was able to get a job and save my home. I had not had work in a while and was very closely facing eviction when I finally got a call for a job interview. I had passed the interview and excepted the offer but could not come up with the uniform required. The organization i was to work for gave me two weeks. If I could not get a uniform that meets requirements the offer for the job would be taken off the table. I got a hold of Modest needs and in 2 days time my wish had been granted and I was granted 2 uniforms. Thank yo modest needs, you saved my family/

Client Served

Rating: 5

A little after I got married I needed emergency gallbladder surgery. Afterward, my husband and I had no way of paying for the hospital bils, which were coming two or three per day for all of the emergency services I received. l searched and searched the internet to find out if there was a charity program we could apply for, and it was truly a blessing to have found the modest needs organization. I submitted part of my emergency services bill for $429.50 and two weeks later, it was approved and paid. This one act of kindness gave my husband and I the courage to contact the hospital and negotiate payment.



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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs was wonderful in working with our family after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the first floor of our home. We were grateful for the support we received. The web site was very easy to use and Modest Needs processed our application quickly. Thank you Modest Needs!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I needed help paying for medical bills for my emergency c-section. I was ashamed I wasn't able to pay them myself. Asking for help is difficult, at best. ModestNeeds allowed me to answer some questions and layout why I needed this assistance painlessly.

I am so grateful to them!

Michael192

Client Served

Rating: 5

Im a cancer patient and one year ago I asked modest needs to help me pay to see a lung doctor I could not afford they made it possible thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I are both disabled and on fixed incomes. Modest Needs Foundation stepped in with help on some bills that we just couldn't pay. If it wasn't for their help I don't know what we would have done. Now we don't have those collection agencies calling everyday.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had several serious medical problems a year ago, a life threatening lung disease and I needed to have a hysterectomy due to possible uterine cancer. We lived in a small town that was about an hour away from my physicians. So, we needed to move so that I was in closer proximity to my medical care. This move stretched our finances to the point where I couldn't make a car payment. Modest needs saw fit to provide me with the money for that payment which prevented me from losing my car the needed transportation to medical appointments. I am very grateful for the help I received from Modest Needs. Thank you Modest Needs you are wonderful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I were in the middle of adopting our 2 grandchildren and having financial difficulties because of all the extra expenses. Modest Needs understood my issues and approved a car payment for us so that we didn't lose our vehicle during this highly stressful time. I am deeply grateful to Modest Needs for their help! I highly recommend this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I needed a ramp put on my home to get better access. I applied to Modest Needs for a grant for $1100.00 to get the project done. The staff were very helpfull in writing the grant proposal and my grant was funded within a month. Now I can get in and out my home easily.

Becky51

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was skeptical when I found Modest Needs, but decided to try it. I thought for sure I would never get the amount of money that I needed and that I would not get help. I was discouraged on a Friday afternoon, then on Monday morning my need was fulfilled in full! I could not believe it! I was, and still am, so grateful for the help. I could not have moved without help! We then had a death in the family and my sister, who lives in a different state, needed funds to pay for the cremation. Her need was also fulfilled, so I cannot tell you how worth it that it is to apply, or donate to this organization! They are awesome!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs Foundation is a great organization that helped me out when my car needed repair. Because they granted my funds I was able to pay my rent and get my car fixed and continue to live on without losing either. I am thankful for all those who sponsor the needs of others through Modest Needs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs was able to ease my financial burden after my home was devastated after Hurricane Sandy. Without the help of strangers, I never would have been able to recover. Thanks

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest needs has helped me twice 2009 and again in 2013 if it was not for Modest Needs I don't know where I would be today; this non-profit agency is very professional and prompt. I did not have a long wait before I received the funding. The application process is seamless and you dont have give an DNA sample. I will always be grateful for Modest Needs and I always inform others about the agency. I am a donor for life..Modest Needs ROCK!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a victim of Hurricane Sandy has put my in a financial hole. As I am still not home 10 months later and have to pay for a temporary home and two storage units as well as utilities on my current apartment ( while still paying a mortgage on a home I can not live in) every penny matters. A neighbor told me about this program and I registered and was fortunate enough to have somebody donate towards a mortgage payment. I was deeply touched and was able to feel less of a finical burden that month. Without the modest needs foundation I would not have been able to see a light at the end of this long and dark tunnel

Kevin64

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in need of help paying the rent after a unfortunate turn of events, in which could have prevented me from going to college and now I have one semester to go for a Associates Degree. They have been really helpful and now I can look towards a brighter future. ~Kevin Cuevas

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs is AWESOME! This non-profit foundation has helped me in the past when I needed help with a large medical expense; its a pay it forward organization. After getting help I also donated to help others; By far the most amazing organization I've ever dealt with;

Melinda17

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been both a client served by Modest Needs and a donor when I am able. They fill a niche that other non-profits don't, trying to help people who may make too much for other kinds of aid, but not enough to save up for an unexpected medical bill (which is what happened to us!). We are so thankful and I know many others are too! They went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Annette and Modest Needs help me and my sister who has illness of cerebra palsy to keep our apartment.This organization help us to keep our home. We could have been homeless they Bless us with a miracle.
I hope there will be many organizations and sponsors that can help modest needs in there endeavors to help people in need of crisis. They are very caring people my representative was so nice and friendly she made the process easy. I Thank You Modest needs and hopefully one day, I will be able to make a large donation to help you in your endeavor to help other people in need of assistance. This organization deserve a reward for the work they do and compassion towards people in need. They never made you feel ashamed just supportive. Thank You Modest Needs, and I pray someone would make a large donation to your organization and you will continue in business forever.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Modest Needs Foundation is a wonderful organization that helps without hesitation. They are there for anyone who is in a dire financial need and gives hope and reassurance that good people do still exist! My husband had under gone his third knee surgery within two years and, as a self employed contractor, it had definitely put a financial strain on our business and family. We were still hanging on though, thinking that we had all our medical bills carefully balanced and budgeted out. That was until we received just one more medical bill. After receiving that last bill, we began to see everything we had worked so hard to build begin to crumble. It was then I had found out about Modest Needs and sent a request for a grant. To my husband's and my surprise, we were awarded the grant and saw the generosity and goodness in people. Modest Needs not only helped us financially, but also gave us hope. They are simply a blessing.

David166

Client Served

Rating: 4

A friend I met at the Ramsey County Library in Minnesota was crying about getting an eviction warning. I had to move some of her personal items to reduce the clutter in her apartment so that her wheel chair could move freely. Unfortunately, I have a old car that has 6 or so maintenance issues, such as speedometer broken, radiator cooling fan is partially working, the brakes have gotten corroded, the power steering lines have also corroded and no longer give full power steering, eletrical line off the battery has corroded, the alternator failed completely and would need a new belt with alternator replaced. I was able to get a check for $185.xx from ModestNeeds.org to at least help get the cost of a remanufacted altenator replacement at Tires Plus, Roseville, MN. I paid for the the labor portion of the cost of $110 (minus the $30 coupon I had). I also paid for the alternator belt replacement($110). I also had to buy AAA Roadside Assistance $54.99 to get it towed. I am now completely broke for the rest of the month and will need eat at the Dorothy Day Center in Saint Paul, MN for the next 3 weeks. But good news is my friend is not going to be homeless anymore.

Nadine3

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Modest Needs Foundation is a caring and compassionate charitable organization that assists people like myself with a modest need-an important need for that matter. I was awarded a grant to pay the balance of a medical bill not covered by insurance. It was for treatment of a rare disorder that resulted in visual impairment. Thankfully, my eyesight is gradually returning. I am grateful for Modest Needs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Modest Needs Foundation

Every one of us live with a budget, but things happens and unfortunately we can be out of budget at any time. Exist an organization with its doors open for people looking for support. This organization will be your “Amulet”. Modest Needs Foundation. https://www.modestneeds.org

Modest Needs Foundation is an organization that helps people from USA and Canada no matter what state they are living on. Just completing and signing an online application 24/7. Their mission is work to promote the self-sufficiency of the 'working poor'; the hard-working but low-income individuals and families that conventional philanthropy has otherwise forgotten. This gap leaves low-income but generally self-sufficient individuals and families without access to small amounts of short-term, emergency assistance in favor of providing significant amounts of long-term assistance to these same individuals and families once they've fallen deeply into the cycle of poverty. Modest Needs offers grants to low-income but generally self-sufficient households, displaced workers struggling to return to the workforce, permanently disadvantaged persons struggling to afford medical care, and small non-profit organizations. Grants types: Homecoming Heroes Grant, Self-sufficiency Grant, Bridge Grants, New Employment Grant, Non Profit Grants, and Emergency Fund. Donors will be the “Elixir”, charitably people, who choose to support Modest Needs Foundation.

Modest needs was my “Amulet” in difficult times and two donors that saw my case where my “Elixir”. Is for that reason, my own experience with this organization that I can share my history, because you, also, can be a donor of this nontraditional organization, and help others. Next time can be you, a friend or a family member whom need it.

Thank You Modest Needs and Donors. Both of your were "My Angels"
God Bless Yours.

M. Evansa
US Army Veteran

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Modest Needs I am now a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. I am thankful for such a wonderful organization like Modest Needs. I am now able to financially support my family. They changed my life by helping me pay for a certification that I can be proud of. I am truly thankful.