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 Stock or Mutual Funds

Contributing stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other securities to Direct Relief helps deliver humanitarian medical resources where they are needed most. There might also be valuable tax benefits to you if you donate securities that have appreciated.

Please notify Direct Relief when you make a gift of stock or other securities. It is common for stock gifts to be transferred without enough information to identify you as the donor. Notification helps us track your gift and send you a receipt in a timely manner.

To donate securities, instruct your broker to transfer them to:

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Account name: Direct Relief
Account number: 6278-8039
DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40

If you do not have a broker or hold the stock certificates you wish to donate, please contact Direct Relief at the link above, and a team member will work with you to help you make your gift.

For tax purposes, the donation date is when the securities are deposited into Direct Relief’s account.

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 investment accounts?

Consider making a charitable gift to Direct Relief when you pass away by naming Direct Relief as a beneficiary on your account. Doing so could reduce the taxes owed by your estate and simplify making a gift that avoids probate or other lengthy administration processes.

Contact your financial institution for instructions on naming or updating account beneficiaries. If you choose to make Direct Relief a beneficiary of a financial account, please let us know. Doing so will allow us to thank you for your generosity and help ensure your gift is properly recognized when received.

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

Direct Relief offers free access to online forms from Giving Docs to help you designate account beneficiaries or donate stock, mutual funds, and other securities. If you would like to start using Giving Docs to help you donate securities or name Direct Relief as a beneficiary of a brokerage or mutual fund account:

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.