Press release

AKF stands with people of color

Embracing a workplace culture that is characterized by diversity, respect and collaboration is one of the core values of the American Kidney Fund. We are outraged and heartbroken by the terrible injustices that are impacting communities of color. AKF has long been focused on fighting the health disparities that shorten the lives of too many black and brown Americans. The people we serve – those with and at-risk for kidney disease — cannot truly have good health until they live in a nation where racism is eradicated. Tonight we are calling on our nation's leaders to acknowledge and address the systemic racism these communities endure, and we are reaffirming our commitment to fighting on all fronts for the good health of all Americans.

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About the American Kidney Fund

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights kidney disease on all fronts as the nonprofit with the greatest direct impact on people with kidney disease. AKF works on behalf of 1 in 7 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. AKF fights for kidney health for all through programs that address early detection, disease management, financial assistance, clinical research, innovation and advocacy. AKF is one of the nation’s top-rated nonprofits, investing 97 cents of every donated dollar in programs, and holds the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for 21 consecutive years and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, formerly known as GuideStar. 

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