The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights on all fronts for 37 million Americans living with kidney disease. Thanks to our compassionate community, we can be there for patients wherever they are in their illness. No other organization takes a more comprehensive approach, or makes a greater direct impact on patients' lives.
Our vision: A world without kidney disease
That's why we're on a mission of fighting kidney disease and helping people live healthier lives. We are working on ensuring that every kidney patient has access to health care, and every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it.
We are good stewards of the donated dollar
Your donation goes further when you give to the American Kidney Fund. Our steadfast commitment to stewardship of the donated dollar has resulted in the highest ratings from organizations that evaluate charities.
97 cents of every donated dollar goes directly to patients and programs.
Highest 4-star rating for 20 consecutive years by Charity Navigator.
Native Americans are 1.2 times more likely than white Americans to develop kidney failure.
97 cents of every donated dollar goes to patients and programs.
Every success, milestone and breakthrough we achieve for patients and their families depends on caring and generous people like you. Your gift goes further when you give to AKF.
Your support goes further with AKF
Here's what your donations to AKF accomplished in 2022.
147 transplants monthly
147 kidney transplants per month made possible with AKF's support, more than any other organization.
$120,000 in disaster grants
$120,000 provided to nearly 500 kidney patients affected by natural disasters.
51 alumni and current AKF scientists advanced nephrology research.
100,000 resources for kidney-friendly eating were downloaded.
Nearly 75,000 dialysis and recent transplant patients were able to afford health care coverage and other treatment-related expenses.
13 million people
More than 13 million people connected with vital health information on KidneyFund.org.
Driven by passion, accountability and transparency
Since 1971, AKF has put patients at the heart of everything we do by listening to their needs. This patient-centric approach still guides our work today.
Media center and newsroom
Find the latest on the American Kidney Fund's efforts to fight kidney disease on all fronts. View media contacts, press releases, news and more.
Join the AKF team
Find a career that offers you a strong sense of purpose, knowing that you're making a concrete difference in the lives of kidney patients and their families.
Fighting on all fronts
From prevention and research through treatment and transplant, we are dedicated to making sure kidney patients have someone fighting by their side.
Your donation fuels their fight
Kidney disease is the fastest-growing non-contagious disease in the U.S. 37 million Americans have kidney disease — that's 1 in 7 people. You are a kidney patient's most important partner in fighting their disease on all fronts — from prevention and research through treatment and transplant.