Direct Relief International has worked to help people around the globe confront hardships, gain access to medical care, and improve quality of life through the tradition of direct and targeted assistance. In 2008 Forbes Magazine rated Direct Relief International 100% efficient in fund raising, and for five straight years has been awarded 4 stars by Charity Navigator. According to their website, each dollar spent with Direct Relief International has provided between $21 and $37 (wholesale) of medical material specifically requested by in country health professionals to care for patients.
Since 1948, Direct Relief International has worked to help people who confront enormous hardship to improve the quality of their lives. The tradition of direct and targeted assistance, provided in a manner that respects and involves the people served, has been a hallmark of the organization since its founding.
Since 2000, Direct Relief has provided $1 billion in direct aid through medical material assistance and targeted cash grants serving 49.8 million people in 59 countries worldwide. Direct Relief’s entire support comes from private individuals, associations, foundations, and businesses that believe in their humanitarian mission in areas such as HIV/AIDS, improving health care, strengthening fragile health care systems, maternal/child health, primary care health clinics and other special initiatives.
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