About Us

About Us

Who We Are

Fueled by passion and urgency, National Kidney Foundation is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education and accelerating change.

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 Governance

How NKF carries out its mission on the National and Local levels.

NKF Presidents

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

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.

Corporate Membership Program

The program aims to highlight our most dedicated institutional partners in the fight against kidney disease.

National Partners

Learn more about consumer products and services companies that are aligning with the NKF to further our mission while advancing their business goals

Career Opportunities

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


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.

Legal & Copyright Information

Restrictions and permissions for use of materials on our website—and how to obtain permission to use NKF copyrighted materials.