That means all people — regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay. Improving their lives is Direct Relief’s mission.
Direct Relief works in the US and internationally to expand access to medicine and healthcare by equipping doctors and nurses with lifesaving medical resources.
Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone in Need.
California Fire Relief
Direct Relief is responding to wildfires throughout the Western U.S. and its home state of California.
Bolstering Covid vaccine distribution, supplying PPE and medicine for critical patient care–in the U.S. and globally.
Fund for Health Equity
The fund supports communities in which the effects of racism and socioeconomic disparities persist.
- in medical aid
- doses of medicine
- pounds of medicine and supplies
- healthcare providers supported
Giving is Good Medicine
Everything Direct Relief does, every person whose life is improved or saved, stems from an act of generosity that’s purely voluntary. You don’t have to donate. That’s why it’s so extraordinary when you do.
Efficient. Effective. Transparent.
Nongovernmental. Nonsectarian. Apolitical.
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Direct Relief Ranked 5th Largest U.S. Charity
Growth occurred in a year when Direct Relief extended more help to more people in need than ever before in its 70-year history.
Ready When Disasters Strike
A trusted international network enables Direct Relief to assess immediate healthcare needs and respond quickly and efficiently when a disaster strikes.
Advancing Health Globally
Direct Relief equips health professionals in resource-poor communities to meet the challenges of diagnosing, treating and caring for people in need.
Direct Relief Earns Top Charity Ranking
Direct Relief’s leading financial performance and efficiency earn it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and top ranking on its “best charities” list.