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Generous supporters have helped the NKFM to provide prevention and patient service programs to countless Michigan residents in the past year.  Thank you for giving a gift today to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan by clicking on the DONATE NOW button on the left or sending a check.   If you have any questions about giving to the NKFM, please contact Lisa Schutz Jelic at or call 734-222-9800. Thank you for your support! 

Donate to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

Checks should be made payable to NKFM or National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
1169 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48108

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 38-1559941.

The Story of John Kidd:

Imagine being told your baby has only a 40% chance to live past his first birthday.  My doctor explained my son John’s kidneys had never developed, resulting in him having kidney failure at birth. I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy road but little did I know how hard the journey would actually be. Our life became a blur of dialysis and doctor visits while waiting for a kidney transplant for my son. When John was about three years old we got a call that a kidney had been found for him. 

After a successful transplant we were so happy things were looking up!  Then came more devastating news, John was diagnosed with lymphoma. After undergoing six months of chemotherapy, his transplanted kidney couldn’t take the harsh medication so it went into rejection and shutdown. John went back on dialysis until he finally received his second kidney transplant in August 2013.

During this time I found the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM).  I am so grateful to have their support! Knowing they are by my side for everything we are faced with has helped us continue to fight this disease. John enjoys the NKFM’s Kids Camp where he can play with other kids who have kidney disease and understand his struggles. Now, at 14 years old, John is a happy and cheerful kid made possible with his gift of life! 

Thank you for supporting this amazing organization that has touched my family’s life. The more people that come together to support the NKFM, the more work they will be able to do to help families like ours.    
~Trish (John's Mom)

Supporting Our Mission

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has many opportunities for you to give to support our mission.  Each gift contributes to creating a healthier Michigan. Through our Programs for Early Childhood Health, we hope to educate every child how to protect their health by eating better and exercising more. Through our Prevention & Education programs we aim to create a place where diabetes and kidney disease are no longer epidemics, where dialysis units are not needed, and where everyone needing a transplant would receive one without a wait.

This vision for a healthier Michigan inspires many to support the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan with a donation towards our programs and services. You can read more about our dream by viewing our Healthier Michigan Case Statement.  You can help us realize this dream my making a gift today by calling 800-482-1455, or give online.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, click here.


Giving a gift in memory or honor of a loved one that has been impacted by kidney disease is a thoughtful way to contribute to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. For some, this provides a hope and healing at a time of grief. Funeral home directors and family members are encouraged to contact the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan to inquire about opportunities to make memorial gifts. For more information please call Barb Currier Giza at 1-800-482-1455 or click here to give online.

One way to remember your loved one is with an engraved brick in our brick patio. For more information about giving memorial gifts and about purchasing a brick in memory of your loved one, contact Janica Peppard or call 800-482-1455.

Planned Giving

Another way to make a contribution to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is through a planned gift. These types of donations offer an opportunity to give for the future of the NKFM. Planned giving can be accomplished through many different forms such as wills, trusts, life insurance, gift annuities, pay on death accounts, gifts of securities, and retirement plan assets.

Would you like to learn more about planned giving? If so, please feel free to complete the Planned Giving Form or feel free to email or call Lisa Schutz Jelic at 734-222-9800 or


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Kidney Cars

Donate your used car, truck, or boat to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and you could be eligible for a tax deduction. Your vehicle will be picked up for free and the proceeds from the sale will benefit the many programs and services of the NKFM. Donating your car is simple. Call 800-488-CARS or visit for more information.