What We Do

  • IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE

    Improving the quality of life for kidney dialysis and transplant patients and their families

  • SUPPORT RESEARCH

    Providing medical research regarding the treatment and prevention of diseases of the kidney

  • EDUCATE THE PUBLIC

    Educating the public regarding the prevention of kidney disease and patient treatment

  • PROMOTE ORGAN DONORS

    Promoting the crucial importance and awareness of organ donation in giving the gift of life

  • MONITOR LEGISLATION

    Monitoring health policy development and legislation

Supporting Medical Research

The ultimate goal of the National Kidney Foundation is total eradication of diseases of the kidney.

Support of scientific research regarding new methods of disease prevention and treatment are offered by the foundation each year:

  • Research Grants
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowships
  • Young Investigator Grants
  • NKF Matching Fellowship Grants
  • Clinical Scientist Awards

Implementing Community Education

The National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho wants our communities to understand kidney disease — its causes, prevention and treatment — and the importance of organ donation.
The foundation sponsors:

  • National and local media campaigns
  • School education programs (Over 27,000 students educated to date).
  • Community health fairs and special events
  • Kidney Health Evaluation Screenings
  • Health Care Professional Education Conferences