NKF Serving Minnesota

Join us at one of our events this year

7th Annual Orange Gala

7th Annual Orange Gala

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.


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.

Nephrology Night

Nephrology Night 5/7/2024

The National Kidney Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board invites you to Nephrology Night, an opportunity for healthcare providers to gather, connect with the nephrology community, and discuss relevant topics and updates in nephrology. This will take place on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Bleu Duck Kitchen, 14 4th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Complimentary dinner and lecture will be provided! 

CKD Leadership Summit

Chronic Kidney Disease Leadership Summit

As part of a national NKF Collective Impact strategy, Minnesota stakeholders are implementing a roadmap to drive a cultural shift in primary care- toward increasing early diagnosis and appropriate management of CKD, particularly in communities disproportionately burdened by CKD. Join us for the first stakeholder's meeting on July 24th, 2024!

Golf Classic 8/26/2024

NKF Golf Classic

The NKF Golf Classic is the nation's Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity. Each year thousands of golfers from across the country participate in 30 events across the U.S. for the exciting competition and the chance to earn an invitation to the National Finals at Pebble Beach - while supporting the NKF and our mission.

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
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

Challenge your staff

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

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! Click the button below to sign up to volunteer with us, and a team member will reach out to get you involved!

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.
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
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

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events at this time. Please check back soon!