With the support of volunteers, advocates and the host of concerned others like you, we fight kidney disease every day. You can get involved and help us deliver programs that educate, build awareness, and drive advocacy, resulting in greater public understanding and ultimately the prevention of kidney disease. Learn about all the ways to get involved and help.
Help us select the American Kidney Fund’s 2020 Hero of Hope
Do you know an inspirational dialysis or kidney transplant patient who is overcoming the challenges of living with kidney failure and spreading hope in their community? We’d like to hear their story. Fill out a form and tell us about your Hero of Hope. He or she may be our honored guest at our virtual gala, The Hope Affair, in October!
Advocate for kidney patients
Your voice is powerful! Join our nationwide Advocacy Network and make your voice heard on Capitol Hill and in your community. Help us advocate for policies to improve the health of millions of Americans who are living with, or at risk of developing, kidney disease. Learn more.
Become a Kidney Health Coach
Are you passionate about preventing kidney disease in your community? Do you enjoy educating those around you on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle? If so, our Kidney Health Coach Program may be for you! Take our free online course and we’ll send you the tools that can help you make a difference in your community. Learn more.
With the support of volunteers like you, the American Kidney Fund fights kidney disease every day. You can volunteer and help the American Kidney Fund deliver programs that educate, build awareness, drive advocacy and raise funds, resulting in greater public understanding and ultimately the prevention of kidney disease. Learn more.
Calendar Kids program
For the past 20 years, we have conducted a nationwide art contest for young artists who are living with kidney disease. Thirteen drawings are selected for inclusion in our annual calendar, and the cover art is selected through online voting in March, which is National Kidney Month. Our contest entry period typically runs from December 1 through the end of February. Learn more.