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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Kidney Fund

Our mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives.

94.69

11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (800) 638-8299   Web Site
EIN: 23-7124261

Board Leadership
Gail S. Wick
Chair

CEO
LaVarne A. Burton
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69
  Financial 92.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
97.4%
  Administrative Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth 11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Kidney Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Kidney Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Kidney Fund (MD) 94.69
National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 93.19
National Kidney Foundation of Arizona (AZ) 85.46
National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (MD) 92.95
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (IL) 86.17

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American Kidney Fund (AKF) was founded in 1971, to help a single individual with kidney failure pay for dialysis. More than 45 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 2015, more than 93,000 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).

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $264,353,872
   Federated Campaigns $184,117
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $743,625
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $265,281,614
   Program Service Revenue $3,206
Total Primary Revenue $265,284,820
   Other Revenue $-7,112
TOTAL REVENUE $265,277,708
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $260,084,773
   Administrative Expenses $1,702,110
   Fundraising Expenses $4,188,165
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $265,975,048
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-697,340
   
Net Assets $25,074,233

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Patient Assistance $254,662,140 97.7%
Outreach and Screening Activities $1,618,546 0.6%
Public Education and Prevention Activities $3,809,632 1.5%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 11/01/2016 94.69
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.67
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 90.84
2013-12 03/01/2015 94.49
2012-12 11/01/2013 92.72
2011-12 12/20/2012 94.48
2010-12 09/01/2012 94.51
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.54
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.50
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 92.22
2008-12 12/01/2009 92.17
2007-12 06/01/2009 94.65
2006-12 07/01/2007 92.10
2004-12 09/01/2005 92.04
2003-12 09/01/2004 92.04
2002-12 10/01/2003 94.49
2001-12 10/15/2002 94.19
2000-12 04/15/2002 93.99

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7124261
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$488,697 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 45 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 2015, more than 93,000 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).

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Kidney Fund (MD) 94.69
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (MI) 98.50
National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii (HI) 93.19
National Kidney Foundation of Arizona (AZ) 85.46
National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (MD) 92.95

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Charity Contact Info

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
Chair

CEO

LaVarne A. Burton
President, CEO

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