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 a Charitable Trust

Charitable trusts allow you and your family to enjoy current income tax advantages from the trust assets during your lifetimes, while guaranteeing a future gift to Direct Relief. These trusts potentially allow you to reduce capital gains tax and future estate taxes. Charitable trusts can provide a variety of estate and financial planning benefits, so the type of trust you choose will depend on your situation and your goals.

The information here is not intended to be legal or tax advice. It is intended only to help you understand some of your options for making a charitable gift to Direct Relief. Consult your legal or tax advisor to find out whether a charitable trust is right for you.

Charitable lead trust

A charitable lead trust, also known as a CLT, is a way to create a stream of donations to Direct Relief for a period of years that you choose. You put money in the trust, invest it, and use the proceeds for the charitable donations. When the term of the trust ends, whatever assets are left are given to your loved ones or other non-charitable beneficiaries. Depending on how the trust is set up, it could have a variety of tax benefits for you, your estate, or your heirs.

Charitable remainder trust

A charitable remainder trust, also known as a CRT—if it is a charitable remainder annuity trust it is called a CRAT, and if it is a charitable remainder unitrust it is called a CRUT—is a way to create a stream of income to a non-charitable beneficiary (that could be you or a loved one) for a period of years or a non-charitable beneficiary’s lifetime. You put money in the trust, invest it, and use the proceeds for an income stream. You can name Direct Relief as the charity to receive whatever assets are left when the term of the trust ends, to create a lasting legacy.

A CRT is particularly useful for people who want to create a philanthropic legacy and preserve the value of highly appreciated assets. Tax benefits of CRTs will vary depending on your situation. Talk to your financial advisor, tax planner, or attorney to find out whether a CRT is right for you.

The information provided here is not intended as legal or tax advice. We encourage you to talk to a tax planning professional to find out how charitable trusts could affect your tax situation.

Direct Relief’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) for tax reporting is 95-1831116.

For more information about Direct Relief’s Legacy Society or planned giving, please click here to contact us.

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