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.

The Direct Relief Legacy Society

The Legacy Society

View the honored members of Direct Relief’s Legacy Society, whose commitment is an inspirational example of generosity. Legacy Society members may choose to remain anonymous.

About the Legacy Society

Direct Relief’s commitment to continue its work in the future requires planning and preparation. Some of Direct Relief’s supporters have committed to ensuring that the organization has the financial resources it will need in the future by including a bequest in their will or trust, or by providing for another form of future gift upon their passing.

When you notify Direct Relief that you have included a gift to the organization in your estate plan you become an honored member of Direct Relief’s Legacy Society. By notifying the organization of your decision, you will help ensure that your gift is properly recognized when received.

Choosing the right form of planned gift

A planned gift may have financial benefits for you and can even allow you to contribute more to Direct Relief after you pass away than you could during your lifetime. There are many ways to support Direct Relief with a planned gift. Please discuss planned giving with your lawyer, tax planner, or financial advisor to find out which types make sense for you.

The tax and legal benefits you receive will depend on your situation, and your financial, tax, and estate planning goals. In some cases, an estate gift will allow you to make a gift that is larger than the donations you make during your lifetime, or reduce or eliminate estate tax by decreasing the size of your taxable estate below the Estate Tax Exemption.

Because benefits vary according to your individual circumstances, Direct Relief strongly encourages you to consult with your attorney, tax advisor, or other estate planning professional before making a planned gift. By reviewing various options with your advisor, you can choose to make the gifts that best meet your immediate and future needs.

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 estate planning or tax advice.

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

Popular Types of Planned Gifts