About Us

Who We Are

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

Strategic Plan

NKF shares its new vision and goals for the next five years. Learn more about what we can achieve together.

NKF History

It all started back in 1950. Learn how the NKF has evolved into a leading health organization dedicated to fighting kidney disease.

NKF Milestones

An at-a-glance look at the important dates in NKF history.

NKF Leadership

The NKF Board of Directors consists of nephrologists, other kidney health care team members, civic leaders with diverse business expertise and people affected by kidney disease.

Scientific Advisory Board

Consists of physicians, scientists and other health professionals that provide advice and guidance to the President on NKF's activities related to medicine and health.

NKF Presidents

Our esteemed Presidents have guided the medical, scientific and public health matters of the Foundation.

Public Education Campaign

Our new multimedia public education campaign, "Now! you know" aims to inform those at risk and those who already have kidney disease about what they can do to protect their kidneys and improve their health. "Now! you know" addresses the lack of knowledge about kidney disease, even among those most affected.

Newsletters and Journals

The NKF publishes a number of newsletters and journals for professionals as well as for patients and their families. Browse current publications or look through our archives.

Annual Reports

Read through our annual reports to see how the NKF is meeting the growing public health challenge of chronic kidney disease with a range of vital programs and services for the public, patients and healthcare professionals.

Career Opportunities

The NKF is always looking for bright, motivated individuals interested in furthering our mission. Check out our current openings.

Volunteer

Want to get more involved with the NKF? Learn about our volunteer opportunities!

Contact Us

Have something to share with us? Here is how to get in touch with the NKF.