Direct Relief Establishes 1/9 Victims Fund to Assist Montecito Community

Direct Relief has committed an initial $500,000 to the 1/9 Victims Fund, a distinct fund established for the sole purpose of providing direct financial assistance to people affected by the January 9 debris flow in Montecito.

Forbes Ranks Direct Relief among the Top Ten U.S. Charities of 2017 

In the Forbes ranking, Direct Relief earned a perfect score of 100 percent in fundraising efficiency (percent of private donations remaining after fundraising expenses) and a 99 percent rating for its charitable commitment (charitable services as a percent of total expenses).

Charity Navigator: “Ten of the Best Charities”

Direct Relief ranks No. 1 on Charity Navigator’s 2018 list of top-rated charities, measured by financial performance, accountability, and transparency.


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Mapping Medical Aid
Direct Relief July 1, 2017