The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is dedicated to standing with every patient and family in Illinois affected by kidney disease. Our mission is urgent, and we attack it on all fronts: through research, patient services, education, and advocacy.
To ensure our community understands our work and strategy, our organization maintains full transparency with you, our supporters, about how we direct your gifts.
Please explore below to learn more about how your generosity is improving the lives of patients and families battling kidney disease.
OUR IMPACT in 2018
we invested $1.4 Million in programs and services
We brought just over 4,000
patients, family members, and medical practitioners together to participate in a massive health and advocacy demonstration.
WE brought new young investigators into the field, and awarded
a new grant researching gene therapy
We tested nearly 3,500 Illinois residents for common kidney disease risk factors, and through our education initiatives, we connected with more than 70,000 patients, families and caretakers via seminars, lectures, and webinars.
Our KidneyMobile® program provided nearly 60 free kidney disease prevention screenings in every corner of Illinois.
70% of the screened participants had at least one abnormal test result, and more than 45% were immediately referred to a physician or health center.
WE ENDOWED 4 grants
that FUNDED 4 researcheRs
at 4 institutions
across the STATE
WHERE YOUR GIFT GOES
public support & revenue
Every milestone, achievement, and step towards health,
is possible because of you.
31% Volunteer-Driven Events
29% Corporate Giving
27% Individual Contributions and Bequests
1% Other & Misc.
With your help, we directed more than 78% of all gifts
directly to patient and health services.
79% Patient Services and Educational Programming
15% Fundraising & Advocacy
6% Administrative & Operations