About the National Kidney Foundation

of Maryland

 

Mission

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

History

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) is a nonprofit, voluntary health organization that was established in 1955 by Harriet G. Guild, M.D, a well-known Baltimore physician. Originally known as the Maryland Nephrosis Foundation, the organization became one of the original affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) in 1964. With 51 affiliates nationwide, NKF is the major voluntary health organization in the U.S. dedicated to easing the impact of kidney and urinary tract diseases on society. Founded in 1950, the national organization is headquartered in New York City and has satellite offices in Kansas City, MO, and Washington, DC.

NKF has been named one of "America’s 100 Best Charities" by Worth Magazine and has also received high marks from other prominent independent sources on charitable giving, such as the National Charities Information Bureau and the Better Business Bureau. NKF-MD is a member agency of the United Way and Combined Health Charities.

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