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
- 147 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 7Dialysis patients assisted
AKF changes more lives than any other kidney organization, providing direct assistance to 1 in 7 low-income dialysis patients and thousands of transplant patients in the U.S.
Our commitment to you and your community
We're fighting for kidney equity in kidney disease
Everyone deserves to be as healthy as they can, no matter where they live, what language they speak or the color of their skin. But in kidney disease, race and ethnicity play a significant role. At the American Kidney Fund, we are working to change that.
Latest from AKF
Run or walk 37 miles in October to raise awareness and donations that will support kidney patients across the U.S. Challenge yourself to stay active, while helping us bring kidney patients the education, resources and treatments they need to manage their disease.
View our favorite kidney-friendly fall recipes that you can make and enjoy as the weather starts to cool down.
View the latest list of resources for kidney patients affected by Maui Wildfires.
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) launched educational awareness campaigns for two rare kidney diseases: complement 3 glomerulopathy (C3G) and IgA nephropathy (IgAN).
The one-day virtual, free summit will feature inspiring speakers, community leaders and dialysis experts.
AKF has turned on its Disaster Relief Program to administer emergency grants to dialysis and post-transplant patients who have been impacted by the Maui wildfires.
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September is National Preparedness Month and to celebrate, we look back at the history of AKF's Disaster Relief Grant Program - which has been providing emergency financial assistance to dialysis and transplant patients when a disaster strikes since 1994.
AKF has created its first ever Kidney Health Coach Advisory Council, which will provide guidance, recommendations and promotion toward the enhancement and growth of the Kidney Health Coach (KHC) program.
Here we summarize the key points of a comment letter AKF sent in response to CMS's recently published annual proposed rule on the Medicare ESRD PPS and QIP.
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.