Modest Needs Foundation
Resource Details
Alternate Name Modest Needs

Modest Needs' mission is to help low-income workers who are struggling to shoulder the burden of a short-term emergency expense.

In keeping with our mission, Modest Needs' applicants must meet the following income and employment guidelines:

  • At least one adult member of the applicant's household must be documentably employed at the time of the application; AND

  • The primary (largest) source of income for each applicant's household must be either income earned from employment; or child support payments; or Veteran's Benefits; or retirement income (including Social Security retirement benefits)

Modest Needs regularly makes grants to households receiving types of income other than those listed above (Social Security Disability Income, for example). However, in light of Modest Needs' mission, applicants whose households do NOT meet the income and employment guidelines listed above will NOT quality to apply for a grant from Modest Needs.

Applicants MUST have regular access to a computer, the Internet, and a scanner during the application process.
Coverage Area United States; Canada;

Defined coverage areas:
Canada - Nationwide
United States - Nationwide
Physical Address 120 E 23rd St, FL 5
New York NY
10010 United States
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Hours Of Operation Telephone hours

Mon: 9am 5pm
Tue: 9am 5pm
Wed: 9am 5pm
Thu: 9am 5pm
Eligibility 18+; legal resident of U.S.or Canada; at or above 75% of the federal poverty threshold
Program Fees Free

Contact Information
Mailing Address 120 E 23rd St, 5th Fl
New York NY
10010 United States
Main 844-667-3776
Main Email Address


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