Most individuals are familiar with government grant programs but less known are opportunities for private grants. There are many organizations that provide funds to those in need. This article highlights Modest Needs. Aimed to help individuals and families living paycheck to paycheck and are close to financial crisis, this non-profit organization leads a heartfelt mission. Modest Needs is able to provide short-term financial assistance to families living just above the poverty level and are struggling to make ends meet. These individuals may be ineligible for conventional assistance but are still in need of support.
Support from Modest Needs is designed for individuals who work hard but have found themselves with nowhere else to turn for assistance. They firmly believe in helping those that give back to their community such as public school teachers, first responders, veterans etc.
The Modest Needs organization offers Self-Sufficiency Grants for those who qualify. These funds cover two specific types of expenses including emergency expenses and monthly bills that an individual or family is unable to afford on their income.
How It Works
If you are interested in applying for help from Modest Needs the organization suggests you follow these simple steps.
Read The FAQS
- Visit the FAQ page to find out about the organization and how the process works. Here you will find answers to questions such as, “Who is eligible to apply for assistance?” and “What kinds of assistance does Modest Needs offer?”.
- Once you have reviewed the FAQs and determined you fit the Modest Needs criteria, you can proceed to registration. As an online organization, you must complete registration in order to apply and receive communication throughout the process regarding your application. Registration takes just a few minutes but you must have an email account in order to do so.
- You’re now ready to apply for help. Login to your Modest Needs account and you will see a button at the bottom of the page that says ‘Apply for Help Now’. At this point, you will be given some tips on how to fill out the application and a link to complete the application.
If you are accepted to receive help, grants are provided with no strings attached and never have to be repaid, applicants are never charged any fees. Modest Needs follows a policy where funds are never provided directly to the applicant. Payments are made directly to vendors or creditors named in the application.
Different from other grant programs, Modest Needs features specific stories of applicants on their homepage and social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. Bringing these real stories to the forefront of their organization helps put a face to the extraordinary deserving individuals and families in need. This helps struggling families gain awareness from those considering making a donation.
To learn more about the life-changing impact Modest Needs has had on the lives of many individuals and families, view their “success stories” section.
For individuals and families that do not meet Modest Needs qualifications but are looking for help affording short-term emergency expenses, visit the Modest Needs Resources Page where you may be able to find a different organization that can assist you with your needs.