Celebrate your loved one, relative, friend or colleague with a memorial or tribute donation. Gifts made in memorial or tribute to someone who has been important in your life mean that the honored individual will surely be important in the lives of kidney patients around the United States. Through these programs your donation honors one life while saving others.

How to give

Make an online donation….

If you have a loved one who has been affected by kidney disease, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor that important individual or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting homage to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Click here to make an online donation today.

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Join KidneyNation

Joining is simple. Visit www.KidneyNation.org and click START FUNDRAISING in the top right corner. You will see this list of ways you can choose to fundraise:

CELEBRATE: Ask for donations instead of gifts on your special day. It’s easy to dedicate your birthday, anniversary, graduation or kidneyversary to helping kidney patients!

HONOR: Honor a loved one or remember someone special by creating a fundraising campaign. Your fundraising and personal tribute to your loved one will make a difference in the lives of countless others fighting kidney disease.

CREATE: Anything is possible and you can fund the fight against kidney disease your own way! Whether it’s a BBQ, bake sale, game night or community event, you are empowered to fund the fight in your own creative way.

COMPETE: When you run, bike, walk or play a sport, you can raise money to help kidney patients. Joining KidneyNation to fundraise is the first step in your race to fund the fight.

Click when you’ve decided which way to fundraise and a registration form will open for you to complete. Once you have completed the registration form, a personal fundraising website will be created for you. You will be taken immediately to your website where you can make changes, tell your story, upload pictures and get started fundraising.

Our KidneyNation team will reach out to you by phone and email after you join. We are available to help you with your fundraising campaign, share tools and ideas and cheer you on to success!

If you have questions or need help registering to fundraise, please call the KidneyNation team at 240.292.7056 or email Martin McNutt, Director of Community Engagement (mmcnutt@kidneyfund.org).

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Frequently asked questions

How do I make my gift through the mail?

To make a memorial or tribute gift by mail, simply send a check made payable to the American Kidney Fund to:

American Kidney Fund

11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300

Rockville, MD 20852

Please include the following information with your check:

  1. Name of the person your gift is in memory of or in tribute to
  2. Name and address of the person you wish to be notified of your gift

Can my donation be matched?

Yes, through a matching gift, the impact of your contribution to the American Kidney Fund may be doubled or even tripled! To find out if your employer has a matching gifts program, click here.

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