Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

American Kidney Fund

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

four stars

90.31

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

Board Leadership
Jerry Klepner
Chair

CEO
LaVarne A. Burton
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.31 four stars
  Financial 86.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Kidney Fund (AKF) was founded in 1971, to help a single individual with kidney failure pay for dialysis. Close to 50 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 2018, more than 87,000 people--1 out of every 6 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).

American Kidney Fund (AKF) was founded in 1971, to help a single individual with kidney failure pay for dialysis. Close to 50 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 2018, more than 87,000 people--1 out of every 6 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).

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of new advocates recruited
2,900
Number of Facebook followers
150,000
Number of clients served
87,000
Total amount of direct financial assistance to low-income ESRD patients
294,423,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
97.6%
  Administrative Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Kidney Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Kidney Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $300,282,741
   Federated Campaigns $180,342
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $758,568
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $301,221,651
   Program Service Revenue $454
Total Primary Revenue $301,222,105
   Other Revenue $560,383
TOTAL REVENUE $301,782,488
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $306,592,717
   Administrative Expenses $2,206,899
   Fundraising Expenses $5,238,877
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $314,038,493
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-12,256,005
   
Net Assets $23,542,187

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$603,229 0.19% Lavarne A. Burton President, CEO

Mission

American Kidney Fund (AKF) was founded in 1971, to help a single individual with kidney failure pay for dialysis. Close to 50 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 2018, more than 87,000 people--1 out of every 6 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) 90.31 four stars
National Kidney Foundation of Florida (FL) 91.40 four stars
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (MI) 94.96 four stars
PKD Foundation (MO) 88.36 three stars
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (IL) 91.39 four stars

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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

Jerry Klepner
Chair

CEO

LaVarne A. Burton
President, CEO