The American Kidney Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit working on behalf of the 31 million Americans with kidney disease. Our mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives, and we fulfill that mission by providing a complete spectrum of programs and services: prevention activities, top-rated health educational resources, and direct financial assistance enabling 1 in 5 U.S. dialysis patients to access lifesaving medical care, including dialysis and transplantation.  We invest in clinical research to improve outcomes for kidney patients, and we fight tirelessly on Capitol Hill for legislation and policies supporting the issues that are important to the people we serve. 

We celebrate our 45th anniversary in 2016, and we are grateful to the nearly 63,000 individuals, corporations and foundations whose charitable support sustains our mission. We spend 97 cents of every donated dollar on programs that directly serve and educate patients and the public. For our excellent fiscal management, we are proud to receive the highest ratings from charity watchdog groups year after year. Browse below to learn more about the American Kidney Fund.

Vision and mission

The American Kidney Fund's vision is a world without kidney disease. Until that day comes, we believe that every kidney patient should have access to health care, and every person at risk for kidney disease should be empowered to prevent it. We carry out our mission--fighting kidney disease and helping people live healthier lives--with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through post-transplant living. Learn more about our vision and mission.

Financials and accountability

We spend 97 cents of every donated dollar on patients and programs, a record of financial stewardship that consistently earns us the highest ratings from the nation’s charity watchdog groups. Learn more about our financials and accountability.

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Donate today to help kidney patients

Your support is more than a donation, it is an investment in the lives of children and adults struggling with kidney disease.


Our leaders share a deep commitment to helping people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. A volunteer Board of Trustees of medical and lay professionals provides strategic direction and oversight, while our management team directs the organization’s day-to-day activities. Learn more about our governance.


If you are looking for a career at a top-rated national non-profit organization that makes a real difference in people’s lives, the American Kidney Fund may be the place for you! View our current job listings.

Corporate sponsors

Through their generous support, our corporate sponsors enable the American Kidney Fund to raise awareness of kidney disease, provide free kidney health screenings to people at risk, support clinical research that improves the quality of care for kidney patients, and directly assist 1 out of every 5 U.S. dialysis patients with health care expenses.

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Contact us

The American Kidney Fund is based in Rockville, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. You may contact us by phone, email or regular mail. Contact us.


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