From the very beginning, members of the media have taken a tremendous interest in the work whe're doing at Modest Needs. On this page, you can read, watch and listen to some of the best media coverage that Modest Needs has received to date.

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Forbes, 17 July 2008

Feature Story: "Saving Lives, One Rent Check at a Time" This is a link to another website.

In its "Revolutionaries" column, Forbes profiles Modest Needs Founder Keith Taylor, who turned his check-writing hobby into a successful online charity helping those who conventional philanthropy had forgotten.

O: The Oprah Magazine, December 2007

In an inspirational piece encouraging people to share some of what they have with persons in need this holiday season, O Magazine names Modest Needs one of the two smartest charitable contributions you can make this year for $100 or less.

View Article: "The Year of Giving Brilliantly" (JPG format, 700 kb)

Need Magazine, September 2007

Read Modest Needs' profile in Need Magazine, featuring the photos and stories of some of our favorite past grant recipients - including the recipient of our millionth-dollar grant.

View Article in PDF format (1.8 MB, requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

The Oregonian, 18 November 2006