Join us to fight kidney disease on all fronts
37 million Americans are living with kidney disease, but most don't know it. The American Kidney Fund (AKF) is the only organization that takes a comprehensive approach to ending this devastating illness. From prevention through post-transplant living, our work is powered by a caring community of people like you.
I will fight for people like my mom.
Our impact: Putting people at the center of everything we do
- 157 transplants a monthMore than any kidney nonprofit
AKF makes 7% of all kidney transplants in the U.S. possible.
- Advancing researchFor 30+ years
Our Clinical Scientist in Nephrology program identifies and funds the most promising researchers who will advance innovation in kidney disease treatment.
- 1 in 6Dialysis patients assisted
AKF changes more lives than any other kidney organization, providing direct assistance to 1 in 6 low-income dialysis patients and thousands of transplant patients in the U.S.
Latest from AKF
"The Power of Community: United in Our Drive to End Kidney Disease," outlines the significant progress AKF made in 2022 on behalf of all those affected by kidney disease, thanks to generous support from our dedicated community of donors.
Watch the webinar featuring AKF President and CEO LaVarne A. Burton.
Visit our new website that aims at improving health equity in kidney disease, with a focus on reaching people from racial and ethnic minority groups who are most disproportionately affected by end stage renal disease (kidney failure).
News and blogs
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) commends the state of Kentucky for enacting HB 345, which requires that Medicare supplemental policies – otherwise known as Medigap – be made available to people under 65.
American Kidney Fund Activates Disaster Relief Program to Support Dialysis and Post-Transplant Patients Affected by Tornadoes in Mississippi
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) has turned on its Disaster Relief Program to administer emergency grants to dialysis and post-transplant patients affected by tornadoes over the weekend in Mississippi's Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe and Sharkey counties.
American Kidney Fund Brings Kidney Health Education to All During Fourth Annual Virtual Kidney Action Week on March 20-24
Congressional Briefing on March 23 Will Address Diabetes and High Blood Pressure, Leading Causes of Kidney Disease.
Your donation fuels our fight
When you give to AKF, you do more than make a donation. You provide lifesaving assistance when patients have nowhere else to turn. You demonstrate that someone cares. And you join us in fighting kidney disease on all fronts: from prevention and research to treatment and transplant.