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American Kidney Fund
11921 Rockville Pike
Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (800) 638-8299
fax: (301) 881-0898
EIN: 23-7124261

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Board Leadership

Gail S. Wick


LaVarne A. Burton
President, CEO

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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Kidney Fund

Fighting kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need, health education and prevention efforts.

(out of 100)
FYE 12/2014
Overall 90.84 4 stars
  Financial 87.69 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.01
  Primary Revenue Growth 3.9%
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11


Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $236,848,398
   Federated Campaigns $210,804
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $641,874
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $237,701,076
   Program Service Revenue $4,221
Total Primary Revenue $237,705,297
   Other Revenue $1,424,699
TOTAL REVENUE $239,129,996
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $230,098,333
   Administrative Expenses $1,879,541
   Fundraising Expenses $4,588,654
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,563,468
Net Assets $26,273,111


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$433,860 0.18% LaVarne Burton President, CEO


American Kidney Fund (AKF) was founded in 1971, to help a single individual with kidney failure pay for dialysis. More than 40 years later, AKF has become the leading source of direct financial aid to dialysis patients across the nation. The American Kidney Fund leads the nation in providing charitable assistance to dialysis patients who need help with the costs associated with treating kidney failure. In 2012, nearly 84,000 people--1 out of every 5 dialysis patients in the United States--received assistance from the American Kidney Fund for health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses. Millions of people nationwide benefit annually from the American Kidney Fund's efforts to fight kidney disease through public awareness campaigns, free health screenings, health education materials and courses, online outreach, and toll-free health information HelpLine (866-300-2900).

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American Kidney Fund (MD) 90.84 4 stars
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National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (MI) 96.06 4 stars
National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (MD) 92.25 4 stars

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