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financial reports

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.


We helped communities all across Illinois learn more about kidney donation, and take a proactive approach to transplantation through our participation in: 


The Big Ask/The Big Give

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
4 grants


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

  • 12% Grants

  • 1% Other & Misc.

functional expenses


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



Become a Donor

When you give a gift to the NKFI, you help push scientific research to new heights, and create resources for patients and their loved ones.

Sign up to Help

Lend a hand by volunteering, becoming a kidney advocate, attending an event, or even hosting your own fundraiser on our behalf.

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