NKF Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia

Who We Are & Our Mission

We are the National Kidney Foundation offices proudly serving Washington DC, Virginia & Southern Maryland. We are 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.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Take Charge of Your Kidney Health: A Free Webinar Series

Take Charge of your Kidney Health is a FREE 8-week workshop for people with Chronic Kidney Disease who want to learn how to manage their illness and live healthier with kidney disease. Classes are delivered virtually through Zoom and are held every Tuesday from 6-8 PM beginning January 17th. You will log in from your home, workplace, or wherever you have access to the internet and computer/smartphone/tablet (Assistance with learning to use the Zoom platform is available). Our January class is completely booked, but we will be offering another class beginning in March. Don't miss out! Register today. 

NKF Congressional Awards Reception

The National Kidney Foundation's annual Congressional Awards Reception honors outstanding Congressional champions in the fight against kidney disease, as well as bestowing the Patient Advocacy Award, given to an individual who has persevered and triumphed to make a difference in the lives of kidney patients in his/her community. This year, we are excited to host the Reception in person for the first time since 2019 at Washington DC's Capital Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 6:00-7:30 PM. This year, NKF is proud to honor Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS) and Rep. Gwen Moore (WI) as this year's Reception honorees for their respective efforts to champion legislation benefitting kidney patients and their loved ones. We will also be honoring Roberta Reed with this year's Patient Advocacy Award. 

41st Annual NKF Kidney Ball

Help us pack The Anthem in Washington DC's iconic Waterfront district on Friday, March 31, 2023 for an electric evening of celebrating and supporting kidney disease awareness, prevention and treatment. The Kidney Ball is one of the largest galas nationwide raising awareness and funds to support the 37 million Americans with chronic kidney disease. Guests will enjoy live music, a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions and more, all for a good cause.

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"Ending Disparities in CKD in Virginia & Metro DC" Leadership Summit

Thursday, November 10th



The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) National Capital Area and Virginia offices hosted the "Ending Disparities in CKD in Metro DC & Virginia Leadership Summit". More than 150 key healthcare and public health stakeholders across Virginia and DC registered, with 106 individuals attending the summit, representing 76 organizations. During this summit, NKF introduced a Collective Impact strategy to develop and advance equitable strategies to improve CKD testing and diagnosis in primary care. Throughout the summer/early fall of 2022, NKF convened stakeholders to participate workgroups that focused on:

  • Clinical Considerations for CKD in Primary Care
  • Engaging Community and Community-Based Solutions
  • Policy, Payment, and HEDIS Measurement
  • CKD in a Population Health Model


From those workgroups, a roadmap was established. The Metro DC & Virginia CKD Roadmap is the culmination of a learning and action effort to improve chronic kidney disease (CKD) testing, diagnosis, and management in primary care. 

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2022 National Capital Area Kidney Walk

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Freedom Plaza, Washington DC


We want to thank our teams, team captains, sponsors, fundraisers, and volunteers for the tremendous support that was shown for this year's National Capital Area Kidney Walk. On Saturday, October 22, over 500 members of our kidney community joined together on Freedom Plaza in Washington DC (as well as virtually in locations across the country!) to help paint our Nation's capital orange in the fight against kidney disease. In total, our 51 fundraising walk teams, 11 amazing sponsors, and over 400+ individual donors raised $155,000 to support NKF and help our organization make an impact on kidney disease through research, advocacy, education, and care. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Planet Fitness, as well as our other sponsors George Washington Hospital & Transplant Institute, Somatus, Natera, Vifor Pharmaceuticals, CSL Vifor, Horizon Therapeutics, Cedar Hill Urgent Care Center, US Renal Care, Attain Partners, Inova Transplant Center and Calliditas. We can't wait to walk with you all next year!

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2022 Hampton Roads Kidney Walk

Sunday, October 16th

Mt. Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, VA


The 2022 Hampton Roads Kidney Walk was a huge success! On Sunday, October 16 at Mt. Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach, the Virginia Kidney Walk community came together in celebration of their fundraising efforts, which collectively raised $59,277 for the National Kidney Foundation, far surpassing our goal of $41,000. Our top teams were Linda’s Legacy, Mobley Team, Prince Hall Masonic Family. Our top fundraisers were Sheree Mobley, Samantha Wright and Monique Negron. Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting our event and for spending the day with our Hampton Roads Kidney Community. We are looking forward to walking with everyone in 2023!

How You Can Support


Donate today and help NKF make an impact in our local kidney community. All donations are 100% tax deductible!


Volunteering is a great way to give back, whether it is assisting NKF staff with a fundraising event, working the event itself, or simply donating your time or talent. 


Big victories are possible with your voice. 

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. 

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We're on Social Media!

Stay connected with our office on social media! We love engaging with our kidney community. Follow the below pages for more information about upcoming events, programs, and helpful tips/information to help you live your healthiest life for your kidneys!

Local Office

NKF Serving the National Capital Area
1600 Tysons Blvd
Suite 330
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 202.244.7900
Fax: 202.244.7405

NKF Serving Virginia
10286 Staples Mill Road, Box 814
Glen Allen, Va 23060
Phone: 804.288.8342
Fax: 804.282.7835

Upcoming Events

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