Your donation fuels their fight
Kidney disease is the fastest-growing non-contagious disease in the U.S. 37 million Americans have kidney disease — that's 1 in 7 people. You are a kidney patient's most important partner in fighting their disease on all fronts — from prevention and research through treatment and transplant.
Charity Navigator: Highest 4-star rating
In 2022, Charity Navigator, the nation's premier charity evaluator, awarded the American Kidney Fund its highest 4-star evaluation for sound fiscal management. This is the 21st consecutive time the American Kidney Fund has received the 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, placing AKF on Charity Navigator's list of the Top 10 charities to receive the most consecutive 4-Star ratings — the only health nonprofit to achieve this honor.
We are 1 of only 3 U.S. nonprofits to have received Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating every year possible.
Con el AKF, su ayuda llega más lejos
Esto fue lo que lograron en 2021 sus donaciones al AKF.
147 transplants monthly
147 kidney transplants per month made possible with AKF's support, more than any other organization.
Nearly 75,000 dialysis and recent transplant patients were able to afford health care coverage and other treatment-related expenses.
$120,000 in disaster grants
$120,000 provided to nearly 500 kidney patients affected by natural disasters.
51 alumni and current AKF scientists advanced nephrology research.
1,300 kidney health coaches
completed our training course to educate others about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle
250 kids and teens
connected with their peers in our National Virtual Camp Program for pediatric kidney patients.
97 cents of every donated dollar goes to patients and programs.
Every success, milestone and breakthrough we achieve for patients and their families depends on caring and generous people like you. Your gift goes further when you give to AKF.
Make a gift through a donor-advised fund
A DAF is a centralized vehicle for charitable giving that makes it easy for donors to dedicate funds to support a nonprofit organization. It also provides an operationally convenient and tax-efficient method for donors to manage their charitable giving.
With a DAF, charitably inclined individuals, families, and businesses make an irrevocable gift to a public charity that sponsors a donor-advised fund program, and may take an immediate tax deduction. Donors can then recommend grants over time to IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) public charities. DAFs also allow donors to approach their charitable giving thoughtfully by involving other family members or colleagues in their philanthropic decisions. Most DAFs accept donations of long-term appreciated securities and other assets, and donors can advise how the funds are invested, which could potentially allow tax-free growth, and could result in more money for AKF.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone on our team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us 800.638.8299 and an AKF staff member will be happy to help.
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Your donation directly supports the fight against kidney disease
When you give to The American Kidney Fund, you provide lifesaving assistance directly to kidney patients who have nowhere else to turn. We help more people than any other kidney organization – from making 150 kidney transplants possible every month to delivering financial relief to 1 in 7 dialysis patients. We also fund clinical research, provide financial assistance for kidney patients affected by natural disasters, and support a National virtual pediatric camp and a Kidney Health Coach community program.