Direct Relief

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Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of U.S. charities, ranks the 10 top charities from the more than 8,000 organizations it reviews each year.

Charitable givers should feel confident that these national institutions put their donations to good use. – Charity Navigator.

Charity Navigator’s 2018 list of the “10 Best Charities” accounts for financial performance, transparency, and accountability.

Charity Navigator: Top Ten
Rank Charity Score
1 Direct Relief 100.00
2 Map International 100.00
3 The Rotary Foundation 100.00
4 The Conservation Fund 98.23
5 The Carter Center 97.87
6 Doctors Without Borders 97.23
7 Americares 97.23
8 National Council of YMCA USA 97.17
9 Patient Services Inc. 97.17
10 Catholic Medical Mission Board 96.83

Charity Reviews: Direct Relief

In addition to the No. 1 spot on Charity Navigator’s list, Direct Relief earns a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes, an “A” rating from CharityWatch, and was named to Fast Company’s list of the “World’s 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits.”


Direct Relief Reaches $1 Billion in Donations, Ranked 7th Largest U.S. Charity by Forbes

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 – Direct Relief grew into the seventh largest charity in the United States in 2017, according to Forbes Magazine’s newly released annual ranking of the 100 largest U.S. charities. The medical aid group received $1.1 billion in donations in its 2017 fiscal year, surpassing $1 billion for the first time since the organization was founded in 1948.

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Direct Relief Earns Charity Navigator’s “Perfect 100” Rating
Direct Relief has earned a perfect score of 100 under Charity Navigator’s new rating system, CN 2.1. Only 51 of the more than 8,000 charities rated annually by Charity Navigator received an overall score of 100. As America’s largest and most widely used independent evaluator of charities, Charity Navigator works to guide donors toward more intelligent giving. Learn more at charitynavigator.org.

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