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Our Mission:

To prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it.

Fighting Kidney Disease, Diabetes & Obesity:

Kidney disease is at the heart of our mission . . . to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. Because 70% of kidney disease can be prevented, we must also focus on the root causes of kidney disease which are obesity, diabetes and hypertension to help people avoid this disease altogether.

So while it's true that we are fighting kidney disease, this fight is not a single disease fight. Hence, we have a broad array of programs which are focused on addressing  obesity, diabetes and hypertension to get at the "root" of the problem. Over the last 64 years of serving the people of Michigan, we've seen the power of prevention and it's our top priority. 

We're proud of what we're doing to fight these diseases and we're grateful to partner with so many worthy organizations, communities, and people on this quest. We're also proud to have received a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's leading charity evaluator, for the 12th year in a row. The designation puts the NKFM in the top 1% of all charities!


Our Guiding Principles:

Integrity- We are all trusted professionals who deliver as promised

Caring- Compassion and respect drive our actions

Teamwork- Intentionally working together toward a common goal

Innovation- We are the change we want to see in the world

Dedication- We are committed to making a positive difference


Since 1955, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has led the fight against kidney disease. We have enhanced the lives of many Michigan residents through our patient services, prevention programs, education programs, children’s programs and research.

Our efforts have also changed legislation, ensured quality care for patients and advanced medical knowledge. We have informed the public about kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity and increased awareness of the critical need for organ and tissue donations. The Foundation has accomplished such success with the help and generosity of the community.

 The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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