The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois pursues its mission of Prevention, Education and Empowerment with the help of supporters like you.


Our successes are achieved through the efforts of volunteers, advocates, community partners, and members of Team Kidney. Together, we work to create new resources for patients and families affected by kidney disease, and drive the future of treatment, research, and community health.

Share Your Story

Pass your experience with kidney disease onto those who need it most, and help patients newly diagnosed with kidney disease find solace in your story.

Volunteer With Us

Take a hands-on approach to helping patients facing kidney disease by pitching in at an NKFI event, at a health fair, or at a KidneyMobile screening.

Team Kidney is our community giving platform. It lets you put your passion front-and-center, pursue your own ideas, and support kidney disease patients in a way that is as unique as you are.


Join Team Kidney today by attending a fellow NKFI supporter's event - or get started organizing your own!

Get creative with your support of the NKFI and fundraise-your-way through our online giving platform.

See how other Team Kidney members are supporting our mission, and learn how you can be part of their efforts.

Bring the KidneyMobile to your neighborhood for a day of community health and education.


The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois works closely with healthcare professionals to ensure patients and families battling kidney disease have the help they need. We invite medical practitioners invested in improving the lives of CKD patients to play a part in our work, and join us in the fight against kidney disease.

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Help patients take charge of their health by lending a hand at a free KidneyMobile screening.

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Work with the NKFI on our calendar of educational programs and community health initiatives.

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Shape the future of kidney disease treatment by applying for an NKFI research grant.

When you add your voice to the political process, progress happens.


Join the NKFI in our advocacy efforts, and help us work with elected representatives to improve the state of medical care, fund new research, make treatment more accessible, and ensure kidney disease is treated as a healthcare priority.


Join your fellow NKFI supporters for an awareness-building community event. Our calendar of exciting and memorable celebrations enlist new supporters to our cause, and raise much-needed funds for patient services, educational programming, and scientific research.

2018 Gift of Life Gala

Spend an evening with leaders in government, medicine, and business and help the NKFI fund our free educational seminars and kidney screening events.


Join nearly 4,000 of your fellow NKFI supporters for an incredible display of community spirit, and help push the fight against kidney disease into the future, and closer to the finish line.

2018 Middle Market Open - Conway Farms

Enjoy a day of friendly competition and join leaders from Chicago's business community in supporting the future of the NKFI's community programs.



Support the work of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois by helping us get the word out on social media!  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and updates, and help raise awareness by sharing our posts.


Thanks in advance for the follow.

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Interested in working with Team Kidney full time and joining our dedicated staff? Or looking for an exciting internship in health and events located in downtown Chicago?

Click below to explore our current opportunities. 


Full-time, professional employment at our Chicago office.


Part-time and seasonal positions for students and scholars.



Connect with us

phone: (312) 321 - 1500

toll free: (800) 9 - KIDNEY

fax: (312) 321 - 1505


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