International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Direct Relief

Deliver a world of good

four stars

98.23

6100 wallace becknell Santa Barbara, CA 93117
tel: (805) 964-4767   Web Site
EIN: 95-1831116

Board Leadership
Mark Schwartz
Board Chair

CEO
Thomas Tighe
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Direct Relief is a humanitarian organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.

Nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for-profit, Direct Relief provides assistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religion, ethnic identities or ability to pay.

Direct Relief's assistance programs - which focus on emergency preparedness and disaster response and the prevention and treatment of disease - are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world's most vulnerable and at-risk populations.

Direct Relief honors the generosity of its donors by following a firm policy of full transparency in all of its operations.

This tradition of transparent, 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 in 1948 by refugee war immigrant William Zimdin.

Direct Relief is a humanitarian organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.

Nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for-profit, Direct Relief provides assistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religion, ethnic identities or ability to pay.

Direct Relief's assistance programs - which focus on emergency preparedness and disaster response and the prevention and treatment of disease - are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world's most vulnerable and at-risk populations.

Direct Relief honors the generosity of its donors by following a firm policy of full transparency in all of its operations.

This tradition of transparent, 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 in 1948 by refugee war immigrant William Zimdin.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of distribution outlets for products
1,697
Number of products distributed
155,152,000
Total value of in-kind materials the organization distributed
1,167,240,000
Number of deliveries of humanitarian medical resources to communities in need.
11,052
Number of countries supported with deliveries of humanitarian medical resources.
97
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
99.4%
  Administrative Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 20.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Direct Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Direct Relief on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,221,306,740
   Federated Campaigns $104,157
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $9,653,506
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,231,064,403
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,231,064,403
   Other Revenue $4,219,086
TOTAL REVENUE $1,235,283,489
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,235,423,130
   Administrative Expenses $4,887,945
   Fundraising Expenses $2,196,157
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,242,507,232
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,223,743
   
Net Assets $259,723,786

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$416,309 0.03% Thomas E. Tighe President, CEO

Mission

Direct Relief is a humanitarian organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.

Nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for-profit, Direct Relief provides assistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religion, ethnic identities or ability to pay.

Direct Relief's assistance programs - which focus on emergency preparedness and disaster response and the prevention and treatment of disease - are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world's most vulnerable and at-risk populations.

Direct Relief honors the generosity of its donors by following a firm policy of full transparency in all of its operations.

This tradition of transparent, 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 in 1948 by refugee war immigrant William Zimdin.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Direct Relief (CA) 98.23 four stars
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MedShare (GA) 90.71 four stars
Medical Teams International (OR) 87.62 three stars
The Outreach Program (IA) 90.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Direct Relief
6100 wallace becknell
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
tel: (805) 964-4767
fax: (805) 681-4838
EIN: 95-1831116

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Board Leadership

Mark Schwartz
Board Chair

CEO

Thomas Tighe
President and CEO