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News publications and other organizations are encouraged to reuse Direct Relief-published content for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International), given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

When republishing:

  • Include a byline with the reporter’s name and Direct Relief in the following format: "Author Name, Direct Relief." If attribution in that format is not possible, include the following language at the top of the story: "This story was originally published by Direct Relief."
  • If publishing online, please link to the original URL of the story.
  • Maintain any tagline at the bottom of the story.
  • With Direct Relief's permission, news publications can make changes such as localizing the content for a particular area, using a different headline, or shortening story text. To confirm edits are acceptable, please check with Direct Relief by clicking this link.
  • If new content is added to the original story — for example, a comment from a local official — a note with language to the effect of the following must be included: "Additional reporting by [reporter and organization]."
  • If republished stories are shared on social media, Direct Relief appreciates being tagged in the posts:
    • Twitter (@DirectRelief)
    • Facebook (@DirectRelief)
    • Instagram (@DirectRelief)

Republishing Images:

Unless stated otherwise, images shot by Direct Relief may be republished for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution, given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

  • Maintain correct caption information.
  • Credit the photographer and Direct Relief in the caption. For example: "First and Last Name / Direct Relief."
  • Do not digitally alter images.

Direct Relief often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by Direct Relief’s media partners. Contact Direct Relief for permission to use images in which Direct Relief is not credited in the caption by clicking here.

Other Requirements:

  • Do not state or imply that donations to any third-party organization support Direct Relief's work.
  • Republishers may not sell Direct Relief's content.
  • Direct Relief's work is prohibited from populating web pages designed to improve rankings on search engines or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.
  • Advance permission is required to translate Direct Relief's stories into a language different from the original language of publication. To inquire, contact us here.
  • If Direct Relief requests a change to or removal of republished Direct Relief content from a site or on-air, the republisher must comply.

For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.

Donate from your donor advised fund

As a 501(c)(3) charity, Direct Relief is qualified to receive grants from donor advised funds (DAFs). At the time you contribute to your DAF you receive any available tax benefits for the tax year to which the contribution applies. You can donate from your donor advised fund to Direct Relief by recommending a grant through your fund administrator. Direct Relief offers free access to online forms from Giving Docs to help you give from your DAF.

This information is offered to help you understand some of your options for making a charitable gift to Direct Relief. Only a lawyer or tax professional can give you tax advice.

Is it time to update the beneficiaries on your donor advised fund?

After supporting causes you care about during your lifetime, your DAF might have charitable funds remaining when you pass away. Consider naming Direct Relief as final beneficiary of your giving fund. This is a simple and easy way to make a meaningful impact, and create a lasting legacy.

Contact your fund administrator for instructions on naming Direct Relief as a beneficiary of your DAF. Direct Relief offers free access to online forms from Giving Docs to help you.

Direct Relief offers free access to online forms from Giving Docs to help you give from your DAF. If you would like to start using Giving Docs to give from your DAF or name Direct Relief as a final beneficiary of your DAF:

Giving Docs is a third-party platform that is separate and independent from Direct Relief. Direct Relief does not review the services provided or the documents you create using Giving Docs. Direct Relief is not liable for the use of Giving Docs services. Your use of the Giving Docs platform is subject to Giving Docs’ Terms of Service, which we encourage you to review.