Corporate Support

Direct Relief works closely with corporations to achieve its mission of improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest. These collaborations involve donations of products and services, financial grants, and other strategic initiatives.

Our tradition is marked by creative collaborations that bring together different types of expertise in the nonprofit and corporate sectors to help vulnerable people during complex emergencies and on an ongoing basis. We work with companies to adapt for humanitarian purposes the insight, approaches, and tools developed for commercial activity. This has long distinguished Direct Relief as being nimble, responsive, and efficient.

See all the companies that have become Direct Relief Supporters. Below you will find ideas on how your company can become a supporter, too.

Gift-in-Kind Donations

Donations of in-kind items and services are matched with urgent health needs and resource gaps in over 70 countries worldwide including the U.S. – from medicine and medical supplies, to logistics expertise and transportation, to innovative technology solutions and platforms. Direct Relief current receives in-kind support from over 200 corporate supporters. Contact us to learn more, or visit Direct Relief’s network portal to offer in-kind support.

** Please note: Due to industry regulations, Direct Relief cannot accept donations of medical items from individuals.

Financial Grants

Your corporate grant support is critical to ensure that we are able to deliver the right aid, to the right people, at the right time. In a difficult economic period of shrinking budgets, growing humanitarian needs, and increasing frequency and severity of large-scale disasters, Direct Relief relies on financial support from companies to ensure that critically-needed medical assistance is delivered in the most effective and efficient way possible. Contact us to learn more.

Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

The math on Matching Gifts is simple. Your employees donate. You help them do twice the good! Learn how your company can match donations made by employees. Click here to  learn more.

Cause Marketing Campaigns

Your collaboration on cause marketing campaigns lead to increased support of our humanitarian mission while meeting your corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives. These collaborations help deliver a broad message to the public about the joint initiative, while recognizing the strong commitment of the company in delivering medical aid to the world’s most vulnerable people. Learn more.

Employee Campaigns

Your employees have the capacity to make a tremendous impact on people affected by poor health, disasters and civil unrest by coordinating targeted campaigns which may include collecting material resources such as personal care items or baby blankets, or raising funds to benefit Direct Relief’s partners and programs. These forms of workplace giving empower employees to participate in addressing public health needs while creating a sense of community and engagement at the office. If you are interested in initiating an employee campaign for a specific program, please contact us to learn more.