Working to ensure that every kidney patient has access to health care, and every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it.
We help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives.
In 1971, a group of friends came together to save the life of one friend who needed dialysis but could not afford it. They established the nonprofit American Kidney Fund.
More than 98,000 dialysis patients in all 50 states received AKF grants last year. AKF invests in clinical research to improve outcomes for kidney patients, and fights tirelessly on Capitol Hill for legislation and policies supporting the issues that are important to kidney patients. To address the enormous public health threat of kidney disease, AKF provides public and professional health education materials, courses and webinars; Know Your Kidneys™, a community education and free health screening program; Kidney Action Day® events; a Kidney Health Educator program; and a toll-free health information HelpLine (866.300.2900). AKF’s grassroots fundraising community, KIDNEYNATION, unites Americans who are raising funds to support the organization’s mission.
AKF spends 97 cents of every donated dollar on patients and programs. AKF holds the highest ratings from the nation’s charity watchdog groups, including Charity Navigator, which includes AKF on its “top 10” list of nonprofits with the longest track records of outstanding stewardship of the donated dollar.
Top, Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (15 consecutive years)
"Best Charities for Your Donations" designation by Consumer Reports, 2015
A+ Charity, CharityWatch
Consumers Digest Top Charity
Sealholder, Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
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