Ways to give to help us fight kidney disease on all fronts

We are grateful for caring and concerned donors like you. Because of you, no other organization has more impact on the lives of kidney patients. Donate now to fuel the change that patients need to survive today and thrive tomorrow.

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Charity Navigator: Highest 4-star rating

In 2023, 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 22nd 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.

Chart showing 97 cents of every dollar goes to patients and programs

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.

134 transplants monthly

134 transplants monthly

134 kidney transplants per month made possible with AKF's support, more than any other organization.

66,000 patients

66,000 patients

More than 66,000 dialysis and recent transplant patients were able to afford health care coverage and other treatment-related expenses.

More than $70,000 in disaster grants

More than $70,000 in disaster grants

More than $70,000 provided to nearly 300 kidney patients affected by natural disasters.

51 scientists

51 scientists

51 alumni and current AKF scientists advanced nephrology research.

6,000 kidney health coaches

6,000 kidney health coaches

completed our training course to educate others about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle

More than 200 kids and teens

More than 200 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.


AKF Donor Theresa B shares why it's important to support AKF.

My kidney transplant would not have been possible without my daughter [living donor], the medical team, and my caretakers that all helped to make this happen. I truly wish everyone has this opportunity to receive a living donor and have the support that I received.

Theresa B., AKF donor and kidney transplant recipient

Make a gift through a donor-advised fund

DAF Direct

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.

Give today through a donor-advised fund

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 contributions@kidneyfund.org, or call us 800.638.8299 and an AKF staff member will be happy to help.

Undrella S. raised money for AKF through our Facebook 37 Mile Challenge

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Fundraise for AKF

Support AKF anywhere, anytime — and have fun while doing it! Join an AKF 37 Mile Challenge. Pledge your birthday. Or create a fundraiser that's unique to you. We are here to support you along the way. Start your fundraiser.