Individuals in need can benefit from the grants offered by Modest Needs. The organization gives short-term financial assistance to families and individuals who are not eligible for the conventional social assistance, according to the organization's website, ModestNeeds.org.
The grants Modest Needs offers are aimed at ensuring at-risk households do not slip into the poverty cycle due to financial emergencies. In keeping its mission, the organization has formulated private-donor programs for helping individuals living in the United States and Canada who have nowhere else to seek assistance, as Modest Needs notes.
Modest Needs does not remit cash directly to the grants applicants. Once all the applications are processed and the donors have provided the money, it is paid directly to the vendors or the creditors listed in the grant applications. This policy ensures that the money issued to the individuals or families in need only serves the intended purposes, states Modest Needs.
There are no fees paid during the application process, and the grants are not repayable, Modest Needs points out. The only request that Modest Needs asks of its beneficiaries is that they show their appreciation by thanking the donors who support its programs. The Testimonials section of ModestNeeds.org displays grant recipients' appreciation messages.