National Kidney Foundation
To prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it.
Fighting Kidney Disease, Diabetes & Obesity:
Kidney disease is at the heart of our mission . . . to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. Because 70% of kidney disease can be prevented, we must also focus on the root causes of kidney disease which are obesity, diabetes and hypertension to help people avoid this disease altogether.
So while it's true that we are fighting kidney disease, this fight is not a single disease fight. Hence, we have a broad array of programs which are focused on addressing obesity, diabetes and hypertension to get at the "root" of the problem. Over the last 58 years of serving the people of Michigan, we've seen the power of prevention and it's our top priority.
We're proud of what we're doing to fight these diseases and we're grateful to partner with so many worthy organizations, communities, and people on this quest. We're also proud to have received a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's leading charity evaluator, for the 6th year in a row. The designation puts the NKFM in the top 3% of all charities!
Sustainable Business Practices
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent and eliminate diseases of the kidney and urinary tract, to enhance the quality of life for people with kidney disease through education, services, advocacy and research, and to increase organ donation. The Foundation conducts a program called Kidney Cars which is dedicated to reducing waste, reusing and recycling. This program tows unwanted cars free of charge and auctions them off to dealers. If the vehicle is in poor condition, the fluids, metal parts and other remaining parts are reclaimed and sold. This annual program reduces the amount of abandoned and unwanted cars that create a potential danger to people and the environment. In addition to recycling paper, packaging materials, and computers, the Foundation reuses boxes, mugs/utensils, and paper to decrease their contribution to the waste stream. An employee is designated to oversee the waste reduction and recycling activities in the office to ensure that the program runs smoothly.