Americares saves lives and builds healthier futures for people in Crisis around the world.
Americares is an I.R.S. registered 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization
Americares is registered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Americares is a licensed drug wholesaler with the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Americares is a licensed DEA Exporter registered to handle Schedule II-V narcotic and non-narcotic controlled substances
Americares abides by all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines; lot numbers for all products are tracked from receipt to distribution. Americares was one of the first non-governmental organizations to endorse the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for drugs and donations
Americares is a member of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA)
Americares abides by Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA) standards
Americares is a founding member of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), an alliance of relief agencies and healthcare firms dedicated to advancing quality medical product donations worldwide
Americares is HAZMAT certified to ship hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water
Americares operates in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Heath Administration (OSHA) guidelines
Americares is affiliated with numerous respected medical institutions whose faculty and staff support Americares’ programs around the world. Here are a few of the institutions with which we partner:
Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, Connecticut)
The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota)
Dartmouth Medical School (Hanover, New Hampshire)
Bridgeport Hospital (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
Danbury Hospital (Danbury, Connecticut)
Norwalk Hospital (Norwalk, Connecticut)
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Generous donors make all our achievements possible. We are able to respond to more disasters, expand our health programs and save more lives because of the individuals, foundations and corporations that trust Americares to improve the lives of people in the United States and around the world.
More than 98% of our resources support health programs.
Americares efficiency with your charitable dollar is one reason that we’re trusted by donors and consistently receive high marks from charity evaluators.
Ways to Help
Whether you are an individual or a company, we have opportunities for you to make an impact. For example, you can start an online fundraiser or create a cause marketing program for your business.