About

The Mission

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.

Humanitarian Medical Aid

Charity Ratings

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"100% Efficient"

Direct Relief earns a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes.

Charity Navigator Rating Charity Navigator

"The 10 Best Charities"

Direct Relief earns a top rank on Charity Navigator’s list of "The 10 Best Charities."

CNBC

"Top Charities Changing the World"

CNBC ranked Direct Relief #1 among “The Top 10 Charities Changing the World.

Recognition

Direct Relief’s work earns wide recognition from independent charity rating agencies and watchdogs, including a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes, a place on Charity Navigator’s list of the “10 Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of,” and inclusion in Fast Company’s list of “the world’s most innovative nonprofits.”  >>> awards, ratings, and recognition

Finances & Policies

Direct Relief honors the generosity of its donors by following a firm policy of full transparency in all of its operations. The organization routinely reports on how donations are used and makes its financial documents (e.g., tax returns, annual reports, audits), fundraising practices, and compensation policies open to the public.

Active Emergencies