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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Direct Relief

Deliver a world of good

100.00

6100 Wallace Becknell Road Santa Barbara, CA 93117
tel: (805) 964-4767   Web Site
EIN: 95-1831116

Board Leadership
Pamela Gann
Board Chair

CEO
Thomas Tighe
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 assists 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 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 assists 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 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.

Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 15.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
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
International Eye Foundation (MD) 85.68
The AIMS Project (CA) 87.27
Medical Bridges (TX) 96.46
Global Health Ministries (MN) 94.32

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,990,487,822
   Federated Campaigns $62,324
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $7,740,628
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,998,290,774
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,998,290,774
   Other Revenue $1,274,736
TOTAL REVENUE $1,999,565,510
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,552,313,501
   Administrative Expenses $4,988,119
   Fundraising Expenses $2,518,175
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,559,819,795
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $439,745,715
   
Net Assets $952,209,261

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Community Health $1,196,440,268 77.1%
Disaster Response $188,750,650 12.2%
Disease Prevention and Treatment $165,802,539 10.7%

Ratings History
Direct Relief has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 08/03/2021 100.00
2019-06 09/01/2020 100.00
2018-06 07/01/2019 98.23
2017-06 05/01/2018 100.00
2016-06 05/01/2017 100.00
2015-06 07/01/2016 100.00
2014-06 06/01/2016 100.00
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 99.94
2013-06 07/01/2014 99.71
2012-06 08/01/2013 99.90
2011-06 05/01/2012 99.91
2010-06 09/20/2011 99.92
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 02/01/2011 99.88
2009-06 07/01/2010 89.52
2008-03 05/01/2009 92.39
2007-03 06/01/2008 99.88
2006-03 03/01/2007 92.42
2005-03 03/01/2006 94.91
2003-12 10/01/2004 92.41
2002-12 01/01/2004 86.34

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$507,533 0.03% Thomas E. Tighe President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Direct Relief (CA) 100.00
The AIMS Project (CA) 87.27
International Relief Teams (CA) 100.00
Catholic Medical Mission Board (NY) 95.87
International Eye Foundation (MD) 85.68

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Pamela Gann
Board Chair

CEO

Thomas Tighe
President and CEO

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