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Modest Needs

Address:  Modest Needs Foundation
150 W 22nd St. Fifth Fl
New York, NY 10011
Phone:  (212) 463-7042
Website: Website
Services:  Modest Needs makes three types of grants, all designed to stop the cycle of poverty before it starts for a struggling individual or family. Modest Needs grants generally remit payment for an emergency expense on behalf of an applicant.
All of the services provided at Modest Needs are absolutely free, and the grants come with absolutely no strings attached. They do not ever have to be repaid.
Applicants should know that though the maximum grant is $1000. In addition, to ensure that the available funding is used only for the purpose intended, Modest Needs does not pay cash directly to approved applicants. Rather, when Modest Needs approves a grant to cover an emergency expense, Modest Needs pays that grant directly to a creditor. If someone is facing a temporary financial crisis because of an unexpected emergency expense and qualifies for no other type of assistance, that person can complete and submit an application either online(recommended) or by mail. (If you’d like to send an application for help by mail. Please visit our Applications and Instructions page ( to download the necessary form. Modest Needs can consider requests for help by mail only when they are received on a special mail-in form with all required documentation). If an application slot is available, the entire application process should take less than ten minutes. And, if the donors indicate a high degree of interest in the application, Modest Needs will make every effort to fund it as quickly as possible, usually within two weeks or less.

Healthy Community Coalition

Founded in 1989, Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is an affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network with a mission of promoting health and well-being in Franklin County and neighboring towns, including Livermore Falls.