Human Services : Social Services

Modest Needs

Small change. A world of difference.

three stars

82.09

120 East 23rd St FL 5
New York, NY 10010
tel: (844) 667-3776   Web Site
EIN: 47-0863430

Board Leadership
Charles Cissel
Board Chair

CEO
Keith Taylor
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.09 three stars
  Financial 75.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

two stars

75.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -19.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 76.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Modest Needs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Modest Needs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,022,236
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,022,236
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,022,236
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,022,236
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $937,488
   Administrative Expenses $43,034
   Fundraising Expenses $59,567
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,040,089
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-17,853
   
Net Assets $19,328

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,500 13.22% Keith P. Taylor President

Mission

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.

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Charity Contact Info

Modest Needs
120 East 23rd St
FL 5
New York, NY 10010
tel: (844) 667-3776
EIN: 47-0863430

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Board Leadership

Charles Cissel
Board Chair

CEO

Keith Taylor
President