In our first year, we provided financial assistance to 79 patients who would not have otherwise been able to pay for dialysis.

Over the years, with the support of a caring public, the American Kidney Fund grew into the nation’s leading provider of charitable assistance to kidney failure patients. In 2016, we helped more than 98,000 people—1 out of every 5 dialysis patients in the United States—pay for health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses. Since our founding, we have provided financial assistance to more than 1 million patients.