Your compassion changes lives
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 am not alone.
I will fight for people like my mom.
I will live a good life.
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.
The latest from AKF
AKF is providing emergency grants of $250 for dialysis and post-transplant patients who live within 50 miles of an active wildfire in New Mexico.
AKF commends the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2022 — a blueprint toward achieving health equity in the United States that addresses kidney disease research, surveillance, prevention and treatment.
As a part of its Unknown Causes of Kidney Disease (UCKD) Project, AKF surveyed health care providers to understand opportunities and barriers in diagnosing chronic 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.