The American Kidney Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit working on behalf of the 31 million Americans with kidney disease. Our mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives, and we fulfill that mission by providing a complete spectrum of programs and services: prevention activities, 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. We invest in clinical research to improve outcomes for kidney patients, and we fight tirelessly on Capitol Hill for legislation and policies supporting the issues that are important to the people we serve.
We celebrated our 45th anniversary in 2016, and we are grateful to the nearly 63,000 individuals, corporations and foundations whose charitable support sustains our mission. We spend 97 cents of every donated dollar on programs that directly serve and educate patients and the public. For our excellent fiscal management, we are proud to receive the highest ratings from charity watchdog groups year after year. Browse below to learn more about the American Kidney Fund.
Ninety-seven cents of every dollar we spend goes to patients and programs. Our steadfast commitment to stewardship of the donated dollar has resulted in the highest ratings from organizations that evaluate charities, including being named a Top 10 Charity by Charity Navigator. In addition, we meet the National Health Council's Standards of Excellence, and we are a member of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.