The American Kidney Fund is unique among nonprofits serving kidney patients and those at risk for kidney disease. We are a trusted brand and we are entrepreneurial—improving, adapting and expanding our programs and services to achieve the most impact in the most efficient way possible.
We are the nation’s leading patient-focused kidney health nonprofit. With the support of partners like you, we deliver more financial assistance and serve more patients than any kidney health nonprofit in the country.
We are the most efficient charity of our kind. Of every dollar contributors give, 97 cents goes to patients and programs. Charity Navigator names AKF as one of America’s “Top Ten” charities for fiscal responsibility.
We have a proven ability to manage large-scale, complex programs. Our patient grant programs help 1 out of every 5 dialysis patients in the United States. We process more than 25,000 grant checks each month.
We have a full spectrum of high-quality programs that reach multiple patient populations. By working with our community of donors, partners, and volunteers, our programs reach patients with a 360-degree approach to care, from prevention to treatment. From financial support, to treatment assistance, robust health education resources, prevention initiatives, advocacy, continuing education for the full renal care team, and funding of clinical research projects, our reach expands far beyond the dialysis center into communities nationwide.
We reach millions through our media and communications programs. Our media reach has grown exponentially in recent years. Our comprehensive media strategy uses print, on air and online platforms to raise awareness and shine a bright spotlight on the stories that matter to our audience and your company. Our digital footprint is a robust online space for health and wellness information on kidney disease and its co-morbidities, offers engagement with a dynamic social media community, and includes various tools to reach the broad renal community.