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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Direct Relief

Deliver a world of good

four stars

100.00

27 South La Patera Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93117
tel: (805) 964-4767   Web Site
EIN: 95-1831116

Board Leadership
Angel Iscovich
Board Chair

CEO
Thomas Tighe
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid 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 immigrants to the U.S.

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid 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 immigrants to the U.S.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Number of distribution outlets for products
1,660
Number of products distributed
363,563,000
Total value of in-kind materials the organization distributed
760,309,000
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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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 0.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 32.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Direct Relief (CA) 100.00 four stars
Project C.U.R.E. (CO) 91.92 four stars
Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (FL) 94.69 four stars
Operation USA (CA) 92.92 four stars
International Children's Fund (WI) 89.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $766,689,812
   Federated Campaigns $335,668
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $139,695
   Related Organizations $4,898,593
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $772,063,768
   Program Service Revenue $201,462
Total Primary Revenue $772,265,230
   Other Revenue $-3,046
TOTAL REVENUE $772,262,184
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $887,377,810
   Administrative Expenses $2,447,466
   Fundraising Expenses $1,563,823
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $891,389,099
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-119,126,915
   
Net Assets $161,444,779

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Direct Relief has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 05/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 99.94 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 99.71 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 99.90 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 99.91 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 99.92 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 02/01/2011 99.88 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 89.52 three stars
2008-03 05/01/2009 92.39 four stars
2007-03 06/01/2008 99.88 four stars
2006-03 03/01/2007 92.42 four stars
2005-03 03/01/2006 94.91 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 92.41 four stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 86.34 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 92.42 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 92.41 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-1831116
Name in IRS Master File DIRECT RELIEF
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(179) Other health services
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1949
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$384,276 0.04% Thomas E. Tighe President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Direct Relief (CA) 100.00 four stars
Catholic Medical Mission Board (NY) 96.83 four stars
Americares (CT) 97.23 four stars
MAP International (GA) 100.00 four stars
Project HOPE (VA) 93.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Direct Relief
27 South La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
tel: (805) 964-4767
fax: (805) 681-4838
EIN: 95-1831116

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Board Leadership

Angel Iscovich
Board Chair

CEO

Thomas Tighe
President and CEO

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