Planned Giving

A Gift of Life and Legacy

You can change the lives of people with kidney disease.

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Leave a Legacy

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Which type of gift?

Take a look at some planned gift options and determine which type works best for you and the legacy you want to leave. 

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Need help planning your gift?

Work with your financial advisor or connect with our knowledgeable staff at the NKF to implement your plan.

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Join NKF’s Legacy Society

Learn how your generosity will create a ripple effect, touching the lives of those affected by kidney disease for years to come.

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Will & Living Trust

Creating a will or living trust is far more than just a legal process. It is an important way to extend your love, care and generosity to family and friends. It is also an excellent way to support the work of NKF.

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Charitable IRA Rollover

Did you know that donating from your IRA is one of the most powerful ways to support kidney patients and their families?


If you or someone you know is 70-1/2 years or older and interested in supporting NKF, you can use your IRA to maximize your charitable impact. Charitable IRA Rollovers are distributions from your Individual Retirement Account made directly to the NKF without having the distribution counted as taxable income.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

Current and future benefits—the gift that pays you back. A simple and affordable way to make a significant gift to NKF. A charitable gift annuity could be a perfect option for you.


A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract between you and NKF. In exchange for your gift of cash or other assets — guaranteed, regular fixed distributions are made to you for your lifetime.

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A gift of stock can be transformational. Your gift of appreciated stocks, bonds and other securities may be donated to offer critical support to kidney patients, while providing you with several potential financial advantages.


To donate please download and complete the stock donation form and email to at Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management prior to transfer.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Donating real estate to support the National Kidney Foundation is fast and easy! The proceeds from your property donation will allow the National Kidney Foundation to focus on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education, and accelerating change.

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We’re using the world’s most innovative currencies to help kidney patients and their families. We accept Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies that may provide additional tax advantages, security and convenience.

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Other Ways to Give

There are several additional ways you can leave an impact and support the mission of NKF:

  • Life Insurance
  • Donor Advised Fund
  • Pooled Income Funds
  • Retained Life Estate
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Appreciated Assets