Human Services

Modest Needs Foundation

aka ModestNeeds.org

New York, NY

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.

Ruling Year

2002

Principal Officer

Dr. Keith Taylor

Main Address

115 E 30th St FL 1

New York, NY 10016

Keywords

grants, individuals, small non-profits, Modest, Needs, online giving markets, modestneeds.org

EIN

47-0863430

 Number

0710044055

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Personal Social Services (P50)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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Self-Sufficiency Grant

Back-to-Work Grants

Independent Living Grants

Hurricane Katrina Relief Grants

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External Reviews

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2008

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2007

Financials

Modest Needs Foundation

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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