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.
Our strategic plan
Our 2015-2018 strategic plan is our roadmap that will allow us to tackle the challenge presented by this common, serious and widespread disease. Our successful execution of this four-year plan will result in millions of Americans being able to fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. Learn more.
Last year, the American Kidney Fund provided financial assistance to 87,000 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 provided free health screenings to more than 11,000 people at risk for kidney disease in more than 20 cities nationwide, and reached millions with our online information and education. 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.