The American Kidney Fund's vision is a world without kidney disease. Until that day comes, we believe every kidney patient should have access to health care, and every person at risk for kidney disease should be empowered to prevent it.
Our mission is to fight kidney disease and help people live healthier lives. We achieve our mission by providing financial support to patients in need, and by delivering programs that educate, build awareness, and drive advocacy, resulting in greater public understanding and ultimately the prevention of kidney disease.
What we do
AKF works on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through transplant. Learn more.
Last year, the American Kidney Fund provided financial assistance to 84,000 low-income dialysis and transplant patients in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories—to maintain their health insurance coverage and to afford other critical expenses related to obtaining life-sustaining dialysis treatment. We helped nearly 74,000 patients in 2019 pay their health insurance premiums so that they could access the health care they need to stay alive, including dialysis and transplant. Learn more.
A legacy of caring
Much has changed since our founders joined together in 1971 to help just one person pay for lifesaving dialysis treatments, but our guiding principle remains the same: we’re still fighting kidney disease one person at a time. Learn more.