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.

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NKF National Capital Area Golf Classic

The Premier Golf Event for Charity!

Date: Monday, June 3, 2024

Location: The Club at Creighton Farms, Aldie, VA

Time: 9:30 AM Registration Begins, 11:00 AM Shotgun Start


The road to Pebble Beach runs through the National Capital Area! Sign up your foursome of friends, colleagues, or clients today and get ready to compete in the NKF National Capital Area Golf Classic. Teams will compete in one of two divisions - Gross or Handicap - with the top three teams from each receiving invitations to play in the NKF National Finals at the esteemed Pebble Beach Golf Resort in California in January 2025. Attendees will be treated to three catered meals, on-course libations, a silent auction, golfer gift bags including tournament hats and polos, and much more! All proceeds from this event will directly support the National Kidney Foundation's ongoing fight against kidney disease in our local communities through education, research, advocacy, and awareness. 


Click the button below to sign up today on our tournament website! Don't wait, our field is filling up fast!

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NKF Virginia Golf Classic

The Premier Golf Event for Charity!

Date: Monday, June 17, 2024

Location: Magnolia Green Golf Club, Moseley, VA

Time: 10:30 AM Registration Opens, 12:00 PM Shotgun Start


The road to Pebble Beach runs through Virginia! Sign up your foursome of friends, colleagues, or clients today and get ready to compete in the NKF Virginia Golf Classic. Teams will compete in one of two divisions - Gross or Handicap - with the top three teams from each receiving invitations to play in the NKF National Finals at the esteemed Pebble Beach Golf Resort in California in January 2025. Don't miss out! These spots are filling up fast and you do not want to miss out! 

Past Events

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NKF Congressional Awards Reception

Date: Monday, February 26, 2024

Location: Capital Hilton, Washington DC


The National Kidney Foundation's annual Congressional Awards Reception honors those serving in the United States Congress and Senate who have been outstanding champions of the fight against kidney disease through their legislative and advocacy work. In addition, NKF will also be awarding the Patient Advocacy Award, given to an individual who has persevered to make a difference in the lives of kidney patients in their local communities. This reception will be held in conjunction with NKF Advocacy Day, where kidney champions, patients and living donors from across the country fly into Washington DC to meet with their representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss policies and issues that will affect their lives.


Sponsorships and tickets are available by clicking the link to our website below! We look forward to seeing our friends from kidney communities in the National Capital Area and the rest of the country!

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NKF Kidney Ball

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM - Midnight

Location: The Anthem, Washington DC


Get your dancing shoes on and join the National Kidney Foundation to celebrate recent advances in kidney disease research, treatment, and advocacy. The NKF Kidney Ball is one of the nation's largest galas and one of only a few dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support the over 37 million US adults currently affected by kidney disease. This year, we will be returning to The Anthem in Washington DC's Wharf area where guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner, cocktails and drinks, a silent auction, a mission moment, and an awards ceremony honoring individuals and corporate champions who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to help NKF raise awareness about CKD. 


Honorees and Entertainment are to be announced shortly!


Is your company/organization interested in sponsoring the Kidney Ball? Sponsorships starting at just $2,500. Click the button below to visit our website and learn more!

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NKF Golf Classic

Date: Monday, June 3, 2024

Location: The Club at Creighton Farms, Aldie, VA

Time: 9:30 (Registration Begins), 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Tournament & Reception)


The road to Pebble Beach runs through Aldie, Virginia! Join the National Kidney Foundation serving the National Capital Area on Monday, June 3, 2024, for the National Capital Area NKF Golf Classic. The premier amateur golf event for charity, the NKF Golf Classic has thousands of golfers participating from across the country competing for the chance to earn a spot in the NKF National Finals at Pebble Beach. Enter a team in one of two competitive divisions: The Handicap Index or Gross Division, which will provide you and your guests with a competitive, yet social, day of golf. Golfers will also get exclusive pre-tournament access to the Creighton Farms clubhouse, and golf pro shop and will be provided snacks, lunch, and dinner along with on-course libations. 


Do you or your company/organization want to participate? E-mail Giles Mosher, Development Manager at giles.mosher@kidney.org for this year's sponsorship information. 

Our Programs

Applications Now Being Accepted for the Joseph M. Krainin, MD, Memorial Young Investigator Award

We are most grateful to Diana Goldberg, who has funded this research grant for close to two decades in memory of her late father. This program supports clinical research studies addressing important issues for patients with kidney disease. Projects must be patient-oriented in nature. Elements of patient-oriented research activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of new technologies
  • Mechanisms of human disease
  • Educational or therapeutic interventions
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Health policy studies
  • Clinical trials


Individuals who have completed fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited training program and who hold junior faculty positions (Instructor or Assistant Professor) at university-affiliated medical centers in the National Capital Area are eligible to apply. 

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Drive for Dialysis

When: Anytime!


Looking for a great employee volunteer opportunity for your company/organization? Want to help kidney disease patients and their loved ones while doing so? Look no further than NKF's Drive for Dialysis program, which allows companies the opportunity to have their employees volunteer by helping pack care packages for dialysis patients in their local communities. These bags include items like blankets, water bottles, and other small gifts to help make the recipient's time on dialysis just a little easier. Along the way, participants will learn more about kidney disease and how he/she can take steps to prevent kidney disease in their day-to-day lives. If you or your organization is interested in learning about how you can start a D4D at YOUR workplace, click the link below to learn more. 

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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Are YOU in the 33%?

1 in 3 adults in the United States are at risk of life-threatening kidney disease. That is over 37 MILLION individuals! Unbelievably, most of these people don't even know they have kidney disease. We want to change that. 


If you or a family member have one or more risk factors, go to MinuteForYourKidneys.org today and find out what to do next and how to talk to your doctor. 


Some possible risk factors you and your loved ones should be aware of:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight or Obese
  • Family history of kidney disease. 


Take the First Step:

The first step to preventing kidney disease is knowing your risk. With one minute to spare, go to minuteforyourkidneys.org and understand your risk for developing kidney disease. When was the last time a minute held so much value?

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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

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