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Donating to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan 

Donate to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

Generous supporters have helped the NKFM to provide prevention and patient service programs to countless Michigan residents in the past year.  Thank you for giving a gift today to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan by clicking on the DONATE NOW button on the right or sending a check.  Find out more about the programs and services you're supporting by viewing the 2017 Programs & Services Sheet.

If you have any questions about giving to the NKFM, please contact Kathy McGrath at [email protected] or call 734-222-9800. Thank you for your support! 

You can also make a monthly gift or a gift of stock or appreciated assets. Please contact Kathy McGrath at the information above.

Checks should be made payable to NKFM or National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
1169 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48108

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 38-1559941.

The Daraskavitch Family's Story:


Who is your Superhero? Superheroes come in all shapes, sizes and ages. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) has many superheroes, including one of the vegetable variety! Regie is a broccoli-shaped champion whose super power is to educate preschool age children about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in order to prevent kidney disease and its leading causes through the Regie’s Rainbow Adventure program. The program reached more than 28,000 kids last year through more than 350 diverse partners.

Another very special superhero is 11 year old Ava Daraskavich. Ava’s two younger sisters have kidney disease. Her sister Maddie is nine years old and has Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome where her kidneys can’t filter protein from her blood. Her sister Sylvia is five years old and has Polycystic Kidney Disease. Her kidneys are not developing normally and may stop working in the future.

This year Ava decided to help her younger sisters so she gave a presentation about kidney disease at her school and got involved with the NKFM. In May she organized the team Daraskavich Strong by bringing together more than 100 friends and family who walked in Maddie’s and Sylvia’s honor at the Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo. Together, they raised $5,200 dollars for the life-changing programs and services offered by the NKFM.

Ava’s sisters are young and they will likely face many struggles growing up. She knows that the NKFM will be there providing services and support for them and other families affected by kidney disease, all along the way.


Letter From Linda Smith-Wheelock, President & CEO

Dear Friend,

The significance of healthy living has never been more important as one in three children born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Since obesity and diabetes are leading causes of kidney disease, preventing these diseases is at the core of our mission.

Each year we try to reach more kids and adults with these prevention and health messages than we did the year before, but we can’t do it without your help. As one of the NKFM’s superheroes, your past generosity has made it possible for us to make a lasting impact on the lives of so many children and adults in Michigan.

Will you join Ava and the NKFM’s other superheroes by showing your support? Please make your donation today online at
On behalf of those we serve – thank you!

Linda Smith-Wheelock
President & CEO

Supporting Our Mission

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has many opportunities for you to give to support our mission.  Each gift contributes to creating a healthier Michigan. Through our Programs for Early Childhood Health, we hope to educate every child how to protect their health by eating better and exercising more. Through our Prevention & Education programs we aim to create a place where diabetes and kidney disease are no longer epidemics, where dialysis units are not needed, and where everyone needing a transplant would receive one without a wait. 

This vision for a healthier Michigan inspires many to support the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan with a donation towards our programs and services. You can read more about our dream by viewing our Healthier Michigan Case Statement.  You can help us realize this dream my making a gift today by calling 800-482-1455, or give online.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, click here.


Giving a gift in memory of a loved one that has been impacted by kidney disease is a thoughtful way to contribute to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. For some, this provides a hope and healing at a time of grief. You can give online or pay by cash or check using this Donation Form. A notification will be sent to the recipient you indicate.

Family members wishing to have memorial envelopes on hand, please contact Kathy McGrath at [email protected]. Or check with the funeral home director.

In Honor

What a special way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion by making a donation in honor of an individual or couple.  You can give online or pay by cash or check using this Donation Form. A notification will be sent to the recipient you indicate.

Please contact Kathy McGrath at [email protected] if you would like to talk about customizing donation options for special occasions.

Planned Giving

There is a way to contribute to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan that benefits others for generations to come. Planned giving offers an opportunity to give for the future of the NKFM and can create a difference in personally satisfying ways.

Planned giving can be accomplished through many different forms such as wills, trusts, life insurance, gift annuities, pay on death accounts, gifts of securities, and retirement plan assets. A planned gift is one that fits well into your overall financial and estate planning, often allowing you to enjoy tax and financial benefits. Through a planned gift, you may be able to save more taxes, increase your retirement income, or provide more cost-effective support for a loved one. But you also have the opportunity to make a personal statement, to make a larger gift than might otherwise be possible, to help shape our future, and leave a lasting legacy.

Would you like to learn more about planned giving? If so, please feel free to complete the Planned Giving Form or feel free to email or call Kathy McGrath at 734-222-9800 or [email protected].


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Kidney Cars

Donate your used car, truck, or boat to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and you could be eligible for a tax deduction. Your vehicle will be picked up for free and the proceeds from the sale will benefit the many programs and services of the NKFM. Donating your car is simple. Call 800-488-CARS or visit for more information.