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American Kidney Fund (AKF)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

AKF is a kidney disease organization based in Rockville, MD that was founded in 1971. As of 2019 they had $301 million in revenue and $26 million in assets.

The American Kidney Fund's vision is a world without kidney disease. Until that day comes, every kidney patient should have access to health care, and every person at risk for kidney disease should be empowered to prevent it.

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Program areas at AKF

Patient assistance:in 2018, we helped more than 87,000 patients in all 50 states access lifesaving healthcare, including dialysis and transplant, by providing grants to pay for health insurance premiums, transportation to treatment, prescription medications, nutritional products, and emergency expenses in the wake of natural disasters. We provided nearly 1,800 dialysis patients with close to $274,000 in disaster relief assistance in the wake of four major hurricanes. Patients seeking help from akf must demonstrate financial need through completion of a grant application.

Akf's clinical scientist in nephrology program was established in 1988, and since that time has provided research funding to some of nephrology's brightest scholars. Many former csn fellows have gone on to distinguished careers in the field, conducting groundbreaking research that advances knowledge and treatment of Kidney disease. Dr. katherine m. wang, akf's 2018-19 funded clinical scientist, is a fellow at stanford university. Dr. wang's research project is titled "sprinting to intensive blood pressure targets: when, for whom, and how?"

Public education and prevention activities:30 million americans have chronic Kidney disease (ckd). Akf's education programs help individuals identify their risks for ckd and manage ckd, Kidney failure and co-morbidities. Akf's educational offerings include our website,, which had 8.7 million page views in 2018; our toll-free helpline; free, monthly webinars for patients and caregivers; our Kidney health coach peer-to-peer community outreach program; and a comprehensive series of printed health education and disease management materials for people with Kidney disease and Kidney failure. We continually enhance our education content and offerings. In 2018 we expanded our information on the renal diet, gout, rare diseases and many other topics.we also published many additional pages for our spanish website.akf's prevention program, know your kidneys, combats preventable Kidney disease by providing services to individuals at highest risk for ckd. Through this program we offer free health screenings, nutrition and fitness presentations, follow-up services and ...

Form 990s for AKF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Aug 23, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Sep 19, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Aug 29, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Jun 12, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for AKF

Total grants, contributions, etc.$301,221,651
Program services$454
Investment income and dividends$381,600
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$37,532
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-5,742
Net income from fundraising events$66,493
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$80,500
Total revenues$301,782,488

Vendors for AKF

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudSoftware Services; Fundraising software; CRM software; Marketing software$297,9972019-09-07
█████████ ████████Software2019-09-07
██████████████████ ███Tax accounting2019-06-14
██████████████ ██████Direct Mail Services; Direct Mail Counsel$458,4762018-12-01
█████ ███ ████Legal Services$1,183,3252018-12-01
█████ ██████ ███████Public Affairs Consultant$242,1172018-12-01
██████████ ████████ ████████Vehicle Administrator$56,8742018-12-01
██████Software Development$692,1762018-12-01

Personnel at AKF

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Michael NosilChief Financial Officer and SR Director of Finance and Administration-Aug. 14, 2020
Gregory SmithSenior Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer-Aug. 14, 2020
████████ █████Vice President of Development and Chief Development Officer-Aug. 14, 2020
██████ ████████Vice President of Communications$264,916Aug. 14, 2020
█████ ████Vice President of Government Affairs$301,618Aug. 14, 2020
████████ ███████Vice President and General Counsel$188,363Aug. 14, 2020
███████ █ ██████President and CEO, Ex - Officio$603,229June 14, 2019
████ ██████████Director of Financial Analysis-Aug. 14, 2020
█████ ██████Senior Director of Communications-Aug. 14, 2020
███████████ ██████Senior Director of Marketing-May 21, 2019
...and 30 more key personnel

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