From its humble beginnings in 1948, Direct Relief today ranks among the country’s most effective humanitarian assistance organizations. A global operation, the nonprofit brings critically needed medicine and medical supplies to millions of people who are affected by poverty, natural disasters and civil unrest. Direct Relief pursues its mission from its warehouse and office in Santa Barbara, California. Through a network of established hospitals and clinics spread across all 50 states and roughly 70 countries, the nonprofit has distributed $1.5 billion of aid worldwide in the last five years with a staff of just 65. 

About Direct Relief

  • Headquarters: Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian aid organization; brings medicines, supplies to local healthcare providers worldwide.
  • Uses Sungard AS for hosting SAP software (including infrastructure and application management services, SAP NetWeaver®) and Disaster Recovery





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