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We are dedicated to ensuring that every kidney patient has access to health care, and that every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it. As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization serving people with kidney disease, we have helped more than 1 million low-income dialysis patients access lifesaving medical care since our founding 44 years ago. In 2014, we helped 20 percent of the nation's dialysis patients pay for their treatment-related expenses, with grants to 84,000 patients all 50 states.

Grants from the American Kidney Fund

Health Insurance Premium Program

Safety Net Grants

The work of the American Kidney Fund goes beyond financial assistance. It is also our mission to provide health education to people with, and at risk for, kidney disease.

Our Programs and Services

Health brochure series

Toll-free HelpLine

Advocacy for kidney patients and those who are at risk

Kidney Health Educator

Free kidney health screenings

Online educational offerings for health professionals

Clinical research fellowships

A nationwide art contest and "camperships" for children who have kidney disease

We conduct all of our activities with the highest commitment to financial stewardship, expending 97 cents of every dollar on programs and services, not overhead. This stewardship has resulted in AKF consistently being named among the nation's top health charities.

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