About Us

About Us

Mission Statement: The National Kidney Foundation is revolutionizing the fight to save lives by eliminating preventable kidney disease, accelerating innovation for the dignity of the patient experience, and dismantling structural inequities in kidney care, dialysis, and transplantation.

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We envision a future where every person has equal access to quality kidney care — from diagnosis to transplantation.

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

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.

NKF staff in Michigan office posing in front of a sign that says “We heart our kidneys!”

The National Kidney Foundation is committed to building a workforce and organizational culture that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, and reflects our community.

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.

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The National Kidney Foundation’s Health Equity Advisory Committee is responsible for directing and championing NKF’s health equity, community health, and social justice efforts through research, education and partnerships.

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

James C. Hunt, MD

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

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.

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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.

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

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

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!


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NKF is proud to hold a four-star Charity Navigator rating:

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