SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Direct Relief has earned a perfect score of 100 under the new rating system, CN 2.1, unveiled June 1 by Charity Navigator. Only 49 of the more than 8,000 charities rated by Charity Navigator received an overall score of 100. As America's largest and most widely used independent evaluator of charities, Charity Navigator works to guide donors toward more intelligent giving.
"We applaud these charities for exceeding industry standards and outperforming other organizations performing similar work," said Sandra Miniutti, VP Marketing at Charity Navigator.
The ninth-largest U.S. charity, according to Forbes Magazine, Direct Relief conducts the most expansive charitable medicines program in the United States and is among the largest private providers globally of humanitarian medical material aid to people in need due to poverty or emergency situations.
To be named to the Perfect 100 list, Direct Relief achieved perfect scores in Charity Navigator's two main ratings categories, Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency.
Direct Relief is also rated No. 1 on Charity Navigator's "10 of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of" list.
About Direct Relief:
Founded in 1948, Direct Relief is a California-based nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian medical aid in all 50 states and more than 70 countries, with a stated mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations. Among other distinctions, Direct Relief has been named among the world's ten most innovative nonprofits by Fast Company, received the CECP Directors' Award, the President's Award from Esri for excellence in GIS mapping, and the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. For more information visit http://www.DirectRelief.org.
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