NKF Serving Minnesota

Join us at one of our events this year


6th Annual Orange Gala: In Bloom

Join us at the 6th Annual Orange Gala, Presented by Davita on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. The Orange Gala: In Bloom is an ideal opportunity to host clients and friends, showcase your business’ dedication to our cause, and most importantly, help the NKF shine a light on a growing public health issue as a caring community partner and a leading voice for patients. Help us eliminate the waiting game of transplantation, the feeling of putting life on hold. The Orange Gala: In Bloom is a celebration of the new life, which is possible thanks to kidney donation. Join us as we celebrate life, in full bloom.

New Location!

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic

The 2023 NKF Golf Classic will be held on Monday, August 28, 2023 at the exclusive Windsong Farm Golf Club!  Windsong Farm has proven to be one of the finest golf clubs in Minnesota, offering an unparalleled atmosphere with world-class golf and amenities. 


Our local event is part of the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, the Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity. Thousands of golfers participate in 30 events held at top venues across the country, entertaining clients and playing for the chance to qualify for the National Finals at Pebble Beach®. Golfers raise over $3.5 million annually to benefit the NKF. Reach out to Carly Hodes carly.hodes@kidney.org to reserve your foursome for this year's event. 

Registration Opens Soon

Twin Cities Kidney Walk

The Twin Cities Kidney Walk presented by Medtronic is back and took place at Allianz Field on Sunday, October 15, 2023. Registration for this event will open on April 1, 2023. Please check back at that time for more event details and information. 

We can't wait to see you at the 2023 Twin Cities Kidney Walk!

Reserve your seats

Donate Life Day with the Minnesota Twins

Donate Life Day with the Minnesota Twins is BACK on Friday, July 21, 2023! Themed t-shirts are included with every ticket purchase through our group site. Claim your seat today!

Big Ask, Big Give Programs

The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of kidneys for transplantation.
The National Kidney Foundation’s signature program, the Big Ask, Big Give is aimed at eliminating the kidney transplant waitlist and helping patients find a living donor. We are pleased to offer two educational workshops for patients—one for those interested in learning more about transplant, and the other for those in need of a living donor.
The Big Ask: The Big Give

Free First Steps to Transplant Workshop

Free Workshop
In this workshop attendees will learn the essentials to beginning the evaluation and transplant process.
Any kidney patients not yet on the kidney waitlist and their family members
Upcoming BABG Events
Please check back soon
The Big Ask: The Big Give

Free Finding a Living Donor Workshop

Free Workshop
In this workshop kidney patients, family members, friends, and potential living donors, will learn the most effective strategies, tools, and tips for finding a living kidney donor.
Kidney transplant on the waitlist and potential living donors
Upcoming BABG Events
Please check back soon

Drive for Dialysis

Challenge your staff to join the fight against kidney disease with a hands-on, team-building activity to assemble care packages for dialysis patients in the community where you live and work. Drive for Dialysis is a hands-on, non-skills based corporate volunteer opportunity that allows you to engage your staff/colleagues from the comforts of your office. Employees unite as a team to assemble care packages for delivery to a local dialysis clinic(s), while learning about kidney disease and its risk factors. NKF will provide participating organizations with a standard care package and other tools to make it easy to maximize your impact.


Reach out to schedule your Drive For Dialysis 

Minnesota Kidney Stories Blog

Read our Minnesota Kidney Stories Blog to learn more about the kidney community in our great state! You can also submit your story to be featured on the blog. We are always looking for stories from patients, caregivers, providers and living donors!

Volunteer Opportunities

We're always looking for new volunteers to help us advance our mission. From helping out around the office, to participating on event planning committees, to helping with community outreach and kidney screenings we have an opportunity for you! Contact Carly Hodes at 651.636.7300 x423 or carly.hodes@kidney.org to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Prescription Discount Card

The prescription discount card program benefitting NKF will not only help build awareness of CKD, but will make prescriptions more affordable for people with this life-threatening disease. Each time someone saves money with their prescription discount card benefitting NKF, BuzzRz makes up to $1.00 donation to the organization—at no cost to the cardholder—to help fund the mission of NKF. The card can save up to 80% on most brand name and generic medications at 60,000 pharmacies nationwide.

Support Groups

Are you looking for peer support in dealing with CKD? NKF offers mentoring through our NKF PEERs program, and our new online communities for Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Living Donation and Transplant. There are also local support groups in Minnesota that are always welcoming new members.
Twin Cities Support Group
**This group is now meeting virtually. Please contact Laurie Church, Facilitator, for meeting information
Group Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of every month
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Wilder Center (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact: Laurie Church, Facilitator
Head of Lakes Organ Transplant Support Group
**Due to COVID-19, this group is not meeting at this time. Please check back for more details.
Support Group meets the second TUESDAY of each month.
Miller-Dwan Medical Center
502 E 2nd Street Duluth MN
in Classrooms 2 & 3
7:00 to 9:00pm
Contact: GLENN, TOM, or LYNN
or call 218-879-5758
Caregiver Support Group
**Due to COVID-19, this group is not meeting at this time. Please check back for more details.
Support Group meets every third MONDAY every other month.
555 Park Street, Suite 210 St. Paul MN, 55103
Contact: Marsha Lindquist-Evans, MSW
To post your support group meeting information in our newsletter contact nkfmn@kidney.org.

NKF Cares Help Line

Get help navigating the challenges of kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation.
Toll–free 1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273) nkfcares@kidney.org

Local Office

1970 Oakcrest Avenue
Suite 208
St. Paul, MN 55113
Phone: 651.636.7300
Toll Free: 800.596.7943
Fax: 651.636.9700

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