Healthy People.
Better World.

That means all people — regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay. Improving their lives is Direct Relief’s mission.

Emergency responders unload medical aid from a helicopter.
Direct Relief emergency response staff ride in the back of a pickup truck on a muddy road in Puerto Rico.

Humanitarian Relief

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.

Disaster relief

Wildfire Relief

Direct Relief is responding to wildfires in the US, including in its home state of California.

A Direct Relief staff person hands an orange bag of hygiene supplies to a person following Hurricane Fiona. Hurricanes

Hurricane Relief

Direct Relief responds to hurricanes with medications and medical supplies needed in a storm’s wake.

A person in colorful clothing in front of a mural of Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity

Fund for Health Equity

Direct Relief supports communities in which the effects of racism and socioeconomic disparities persist.


Unaudited totals since Jan. 1, 2024
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.

Get Involved

Three Ways to Make a Difference

Invest in a healthier world

Rally your community to help others

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Put your business to work for humanity

In Focus

Direct Relief's 155,000-square-foot warehouse. Charity Ratings

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 75-year history.

People in Haiti moving medical aid in a line Disaster Relief

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.

Doctor treating a young patient in Puerto Rico. Issues & Solutions

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.

A forklift moving an orange pallet of medical aid in Direct Relief's warehouse Charity Navigator

Direct Relief Earns 100% Impact Rating

Direct Relief’s leading financial performance and efficiency earns 4 stars and a 100% impact rating from Charity Navigator.

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