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Honor a loved one with a gift to AKF

Ways to give

There are many ways you can give in support of patients in need. Your donation helps ensure patients have access to lifesaving care in their fight for survival. Your gift also helps empower people at risk for kidney disease to prevent it in their lives and the lives of those they love. Your donation is not just a gift, it’s an investment in others’ lives.

Find out about all the ways to give to the American Kidney Fund below.

Donate now

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By clicking the link below, you will be able to fill out an online donation form and give a one-time gift to the American Kidney Fund now. When you give to AKF, you can feel certain that your support has a direct impact in the lives of kidney patients. Charity Navigator has given us a 4-star rating for the past 15 years and has also named us as one of the top 10 charities in the United States. We are proud to report that we spend 97 cents of every donated dollar on patients and programs.

Memorials & tributes

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We know kidney disease is personal. With over 31 million Americans living with kidney disease, you may know someone who is currently undergoing dialysis or have a loved one whose life was cut short. Your donation in honor or memory of your loved one is a powerful way to show your love and support of others whose lives are affected by kidney disease. Your gift creates a lasting and real impact for others in need and honors your loved one and his or her life.

Donate a car

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Your unused car can be a vehicle of change for patients! By following a few easy steps, you can give your car, truck, RV or boat to the American Kidney Fund through Car Program, Inc., a reputable vehicle donation processor who will make all the arrangements at no cost to you. Help drive our mission to success!

Donate gently used items

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Spring cleaning has never been more helpful. In selected cities, we partner with thrift store companies who will pick up used clothing and household items directly from your home. These companies give a portion of their proceeds as a donation to the American Kidney Fund. Your contribution helps support our work and helps keep your house clutter-free!

Stock donation

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Your financial institution or broker can assist you in making a gift by way of direct transfer to the American Kidney Fund. As a donor, it might be easier for you to give the gift of stocks or bonds rather than a cash donation. Click here to learn more about this process and how your gift can be an investment in others’ lives.

Workplace giving

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There are many ways for you to take advantage of workplace giving programs. Click here to see a selection of ways that you and your employer can use to help kidney patients in need.

Gift and estate planning

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Your planned gift will help patients even beyond your lifetime. There are numerous ways to establish a planned gift, keeping in mind your long-term charitable giving plans and your heirs. Learn more about establishing a planned gift with the American Kidney Fund.

Become a corporate partner

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Each year, we partner with amazing companies and business owners to accomplish our mission and help those in need. We strive to create partnerships that align with the charitable and business goals of companies while keeping our focus on the needs of patients and those at risk for kidney disease. Learn more about how your company or business can benefit from partnering with AKF.

Join KIDNEYNATION and fundraise to help others

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KIDNEYNATION is our online fundraising community dedicated to funding the fight against kidney disease! Every day, patients undergoing dialysis receive direct support from AKF so they can continue in their fight for survival. Your fundraising dollars provide a lifeline of care to these patients who face incredible obstacles. Learn more and JOIN KIDNEYNATION today!