The American Kidney Fund's vision is a world without kidney disease. Until that day comes, we believe every kidney patient should have access to health care, and every person at risk for kidney disease should be empowered to prevent it.
Our mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. We achieve our mission by providing financial support to patients in need, and by delivering programs that educate, build awareness, and drive advocacy, resulting in greater public understanding and ultimately the prevention of kidney disease.
What we do
The American Kidney Fund provides comprehensive programs of kidney health awareness, education, and prevention, and provides financial assistance that helps 1 out of every 5 U.S. dialysis patients to access health care. Learn more.
Our strategic plan
Our 2015-2018 strategic plan is our roadmap that will allow us to tackle the challenge presented by this common, serious and widespread disease. Our successful execution of this four-year plan will result in millions of Americans being able to fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. Learn more.
Last year, the American Kidney Fund provided financial assistance to 1 out of every 5 of the nation’s dialysis patients—more than 98,000 people in all 50 states—to maintain their health insurance coverage and to afford other critical expenses related to obtaining life-sustaining dialysis treatment. We provided free health screenings to more than 9,000 people at risk for kidney disease in 25 cities nationwide, and reached millions with our online information and education. Learn more.
45 years of caring
AKF celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2016. Much has changed since our founders joined together in 1971 to help just one person pay for lifesaving dialysis treatments, but our guiding principle remains the same: we’re still fighting kidney disease one person at a time. Learn more.