Sign in or Register   |    0 Donation(s), $0.00 total

Charity Rating

Modest Needs
115 East 30th Street
1st Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 463-7042
EIN: 47-0863430

Contact Email
Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Harold Kahn
Board Chair


Keith Taylor
President, Founder

Give From Your Donor Advised Fund

Human Services : Social Services

Modest Needs

Small change. A world of difference.

(out of 100)
Overall 82.98 3 stars
  Financial 84.02 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 3 stars
This rating was published 08/01/2015 using data for FY2013, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Overall Rating Chart

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2013 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Primary Revenue Growth -3.7%
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Modest Needs on the FY2013 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2013)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,746,796
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,746,796
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,746,796
   Other Revenue $74
TOTAL REVENUE $1,746,870
   Program Expenses $2,366,606
   Administrative Expenses $98,421
   Fundraising Expenses $158,313
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-876,470
Net Assets $673,986


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2013)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$291,183 11.09% Keith Taylor President


Modest Needs works to stop the cycle of poverty before it starts for the low-income workers whom conventional philanthropy has forgotten. We do this by empowering compassionate members of the general public to safely and securely help hard-working, low-income households to afford the kinds of short-term emergency expenses. Since 2002, by working together in this very 'modest' way, Modest Needs' donors have stopped 7,659 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. Together, we can make sure that no hard-working person is ever forced to choose between taking a child to the doctor and putting food on the table.

Charities Performing Similar Types of Work

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Modest Needs (NY) 82.98 3 stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council (OR) 90.80 4 stars
Anthony Robbins Foundation (CA) 90.85 4 stars
Crossroads of Michigan (MI) 86.99 3 stars
Jubilee REACH (WA) 89.15 3 stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Most Viewed

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Modest Needs (NY) 82.98 3 stars
Christian Appalachian Project (KY) 77.51 2 stars
St. Joseph Center (CA) 97.03 4 stars
Sacred Heart Community Service (CA) 81.15 3 stars
Action in Community Through Service (VA) 88.83 3 stars

Compare These Charities (Most Viewed)

Charity Login

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 230,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

STRATEGIC PARTNERS Managed Cloud Hosting from INetU 3Scale IdeaScale QuestionPro
Help & Support