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Below are some statements to contextualize need. Not every statement may fit you, pick what's closest. Higher rates support subsidized ones, and the world goes round and round.

$0 /hour
$30 /hour

Food and medical care are a challenge to access and afford. I'm between stable housing and / or employment. 

Money goes toward immediate needs and I have no extra income or savings.

I don't have a safety net. I might be undocumented.

For organizations:

We're just starting out, or aren't making profit.

We might be volunteer-run, but we strive for better.


I am housed and employed. I have healthcare and enough food.

I can meet my needs but don't have savings or much extra income.

I don't have a safety net of friends and family to help me in an emergency.

For organizations:

We can meet our expenses, but only just.


Our highest paid employees make $10-20k/year or less. 

$75 /hour

I have access to adequate food, reliable transportation, stable housing, and healthcare. 


I can afford things like coffee shops, concerts, gym memberships, and pets. I might even have savings.

I have a safety net for unexpected expenses.

For organizations:

We get paid enough to sustain ourselves and cover expenses.

Our highest paid employees make between $30-$50k.

$200 /hour

I can meet my basic needs and even have money left over afterwards.

I can afford to go out multiple time a month. I can travel for fun. ​I have comfortable savings, and I might invest.

I have financially stable family and friends.

For organizations:

We have a healthy financial cushion and longevity plan.


Our highest paid employees make >$60k. 

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