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Where to find us

The NKFM serves the state of Michigan by way of the main office in Ann Arbor, with two branch office locations in Detroit and Grand Rapids. All three offices work together to bring programs and services those with kidney disease and at-risk of the disease throughout the state.

Main Office

1169 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-222-9800
Fax: 734-222-9801

The main office serves as the headquarters for the organization. Business administrative services such as accounting, communications, and analytics and logistics are located in the Ann Arbor office.

Grand Rapids Branch

1345 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 140
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Phone: 616-458-9520
Fax: 616-458-9532

The Grand Rapids Branch office was established in 1992 to provide local public education and generate financial support for the Foundation. The office has been serving the city of Grand Rapids and the surrounding area for the last 25 years by offering

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Detroit Branch

7800 West Outer Drive, Suite LL02
Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: (313) 259-1574
Toll Free: 1-866-574-1574
Fax: (313) 387-0090

Founded in 1998, the NKFM Detroit Branch office established a presence and accessibility to a community that is disproportionately affected by chronic kidney disease and it’s precursors.

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More about our Branch Offices

Grand Rapids Branch

Serving the Community:

Programs and Services

  • Diabetes Prevention Program – a year long program proven to help individuals reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.
  • Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body® – African American hair stylists are trained to speak with their clients about chronic kidney disease and it’s causes. The African American population is at an increased risk for kidney failure due to diabetes and hypertension.
  • Dodge the Punch: Live Right® – Replicates the Healthy Hair program in barbershops. The target audience is African American men. Barbers are trained to discuss healthier living, diabetes, high blood pressure, nutrition, and chronic kidney disease with their clients.
  • Regie’s Rainbow Adventure® – Targets pre-school children and is designed to increase knowledge regarding nutrition and physical activity in a creative manner.

Support Groups:

  • A Diabetes Support Group for patients and their families is held on the third Thursday of the month (September – June) at Pilgrim Rest Church in Grand Rapids.


Opportunities abound for those looking to volunteer in the Grand Rapids Branch office.  Whether you are interested in helping out with a program or fundraising event, we are always in need of volunteers. Contact the Grand Rapids Branch at 616-458-9520.

Detroit Branch


Serving the Community:


  • Early Childhood Programs – the Detroit office offers a number of programs targeting the early childhood community with the goal of improving health, by way of nutrition and physical activity, in a creative way.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program– a year long program proven to help individuals reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.
  • PATH—a FREE 6 week workshop which helps people take charge of their health.
  • Diabetes PATH – a FREE 6 week workshop which helps people learn to better manage their diabetes.
  • Enhance Fitness—free and exciting fitness classes for all levels.
  • REACH – a five-year project (September 2018- September 2023) concentrated in Inkster, Wayne, and Westland, MI to improve policies, systems, and environmental conditions that impact health, particularly among African Americans and Latinx populations, who experience disproportionate risk of chronic diseases and socioeconomic disparities.

Getting Involved:

The Detroit Branch office offers several ways to be involved. Some specific program and event information is listed below. If you have questions about these, or any other programs and services offered by our office, please call 313-259-1574.


We have fulfilled the criteria for a number of disciplines, including social work, nutrition, public health, and other health related areas.  We continue to have a summer program for students participating in Work Force.  We are always excited about training community volunteers for programs, assisting us in meeting  our goals, mission, and commitment to the community.  If interested, please contact Liz Nienhuis at 313-259-1574 or lnienhuis@nkfm.org.