Direct Relief

A nonprofit organization

Founded in 1948, Direct Relief is a California-based nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian medical aid in all 50 states and more than 90 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations. Direct Relief's medical assistance program equips health professionals working in resource-poor communities to better meet the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and caring for people without regard to politics, race, gender, or ability to pay.


Direct Relief has top charity ratings, including four-star and "top notch" ratings from Charity Navigator, a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes magazine, and recognition by Fast Company as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits in the World.

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Organization name

Direct Relief

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Health Humanitarian Aid Emergencies


6100 Wallace Becknell Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93117


(805) 964-4767

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