Our leadership and staff are committed to changing the picture for 37 million people living with kidney disease. We leverage professional knowledge and talent from the medical and nonprofit communities — as well as the public sector and private sectors — to connect kidney patients with the support they need and the hope they deserve.
Our Board of Trustees sets AKF's strategic direction and provides appropriate oversight to ensure that we have the plans and the resources in place to carry out our important work.
Under the leadership of President and CEO LaVarne A. Burton, our Executive Team brings an unwavering focus to the management of AKF, ensuring the organization delivers programs and services that are effective and that meet the evolving needs of patients.
Our Leadership Team turns AKF's values into action: putting patients first, leading with integrity, being a valued partner, promoting team excellence and increasing awareness of kidney disease.
We are the nation's leading kidney nonprofit. With programs of prevention, early detection, financial support, disease management, clinical research, innovation and advocacy, no kidney organization touches more lives than AKF.
157 kidney transplants per month made possible with AKF's support, more than any other organization.
30+ years of funding innovative research
In 2021, more than 80,000 dialysis and recent transplant patients were able to afford the cost of health care and other treatment-related expenses.
Our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI)
At the American Kidney Fund (AKF), we are dedicated to fostering a workplace that honors diversity, equity and inclusivity. We create opportunities for ongoing engagement, education, discussion and action around these topics, and for all employees to reach their fullest potential.
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.