Alaska Kidney Foundation began in 1973 operating the first dialysis centers in Anchorage and Fairbanks. In 1999 both dialysis centers were sold to Renal Care Group and proceeds were used to establish the Alaska Kidney Foundation as a charitable philanthropic grantmaking organization. Foundation leadership includes nine Board of Directors and medical advisers.
Kidney Disease in Alaska
Kidney disease impacts millions of people worldwide. In the United States one in 10 adults, more than 20 million, have some form of chronic kidney disease. In Alaska there are over 500 people on dialysis and that number is steadily increasing. Diabetes is the leading primary diagnosis for end-stage renal disease. The American Diabetes Association reports that 68,500 Alaskans are affected by diabetes.
According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, there are hundreds of Alaskans waiting for a transplant. According to the Northwest Renal Network, “Alaska is 2000 miles from the lower 48 states, upon which it depends for a number of specialized healthcare services including renal transplantation. Travel between the more widely dispersed communities is by air or sea”. Due in part to the many remote areas of the State, Alaskans with chronic kidney disease, especially those new to dialysis, and those waiting for a transplant, maybe at a significantly higher risk for financial hardship.
The mission of the Alaska Kidney Foundation is to wisely use its resources to help Alaskans with or at risk of kidney disease.
* Respect * Compassion * Responsiveness * Accountability
The Alaska Kidney Foundation does not discriminate in its grantmaking on any basis including race, gender, religion, ethnicity, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability.
Alaska Kidney Foundation is committed to granting funds to organizations that are addressing the causes and treatments of kidney disease in Alaska, and supporting Alaskan residents with, or at risk of kidney disease. Grants may be awarded to individuals, and for special projects, programs, or general operating support for established organizations.
- Alaskans with kidney disease will have emergency relief for basic human needs.
- Alaskans with kidney disease will have timely kidney transplants and donations for all organs will be increased.
- Alaskans at risk of kidney disease will have early screening.
- Alaskans will be educated on the importance of preventing kidney disease.
- Alaskans with kidney disease will be knowledgeable and empowered health care consumers.
For detailed guidelines on eligibility and how to submit an application, please review the guidelines and tutorials below:
Your organization is eligible for funding through this grant opportunity if it is one of the following:
- 501(c)3 public charitable organization with 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3) public charitable status as designated in your IRS Determination letter
- Faith-based organization providing social services to the broader community
- Federally recognized Tribes or Tribal nonprofit organizations
- City governments or Boroughs
A Word version of the application is available here for your convenience. The application must be completed and submitted through ACF’s online grant system. If you complete the application in the word document, you will need to copy your responses and paste them into the online application form
Grant Agreement and Reporting
These documents are available for your review, but must be completed and submitted through ACF’s online grant system.
Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact the ACF Programs & Grants team prior to submitting an online application.