American Kidney Fund Earns Platinum Seal of Transparency From Nonprofit Quality Leader Guidestar


Platinum Seal recognizes AKF’s reporting of metrics that are important to donors

ROCKVILLE, Maryland (November 15, 2017)—The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced it has earned the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency recognizes AKF’s sharing of detailed quantitative measures of progress toward fulfilling its mission of helping people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives.

“We are proud to share the results of our work with potential donors and funders who visit GuideStar’s website to research organizations as they consider which are worthy of their support,” said LaVarne A. Burton, president and chief executive officer of the American Kidney Fund. “GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency gives donors confidence that AKF puts every donated dollar into work that really matters to people who are living with kidney disease, as well as those who are at risk.”

The GuideStar Platinum level requires nonprofits to report extensive organizational information, in-depth financial information, qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities, and quantitative information about results and progress. AKF’s GuideStar profile can be found here:

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles

The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants' profiles in the GuideStar database.

About the American Kidney Fund

As the nation’s leading nonprofit working on behalf of the 30 million Americans with kidney disease, the American Kidney Fund is dedicated to ensuring that every kidney patient has access to health care, and that every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it. AKF provides a complete spectrum of programs and services: prevention outreach, top-rated health educational resources, and direct financial assistance enabling 1 in 5 U.S. dialysis patients to access lifesaving medical care, including dialysis and transplantation. AKF holds the highest ratings from the nation’s charity watchdog groups, including Charity Navigator, which includes AKF on its “top 10” list of nonprofits with the longest track records of outstanding stewardship of the donated dollar, and GuideStar, which has awarded AKF its Platinum Seal of Transparency.

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