Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio
3100 W. Central Avenue Suite 250
Toledo, Ohio 43606
Phone: 419.329.2196
Fax: 419.531.6080


KFNWO is the area's leading advocacy and support system for individuals living with chronic kidney disease, their families, and physicians. Our goal is to ease the burden both emotionally and financially, for those living with the disease as we as increase prevention through public education. We accomplish our goals by raising money – money that is put directly to work in our 20-county region. Through a compassionate and caring team of staff and volunteers, KFNWO works to be the trusted ally in this region's daily fight with Kidney Disease. Here for you. Here with you.


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In celebration of Ashley Hartford, kidney transplant recipient

In memory of Francis (Fran) Bouillon, kidney patient

12th Annual Kilometers for Kidneys Walk

Huntington Center

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Registration 12-1:00/ 5K walk begins at 1:00 pm 


Join us for a day of fun and friendship for a great cause!

Educational Booths and Health Screenings

Kids Zone Activities

Music and Entertainment

Lunch provided by Subway

Click here to register online and support the KFNWO mission

Click here to print your registration form to mail in.


Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

The Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio has been evaluated and met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability attaining an A+ as a BBB Accredited Charity.

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. 

Better Business Bureau assigns letter grades from A+ (highest) to F (lowest) based on accountability, governance and oversight, measurements of effectiveness, and transparency.

In 2012 KFNWO won the BBB Torch Award.  "Winners have demonstrated business practices that exemplify ethics, integrity and exceptional customer service and are chosen by an independent panel of volunteer community leaders, based on criteria established by the BBB", said Marilyn Levine, director of the BBB Foundation.



Would you like to join the Krusaders for Kidneys Volunteer Program?

Check out our volunteer page for many opportunities to support our mission of Empowering Patients to Manage Kidney Disease.

Sign up at the bottom of the volunteer page and we will contact you!


 KFNWO is the only not-for-profit health agency of its kind in the area, and we have no ties to national groups. We are people from Northwest Ohio helping neighbors in our home community.


Success at the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio


We've had remarkable success at KFNWO in meeting our mission to empower patients to manage their kidney disease. Each year since 2008, we've helped more and more people who suffer from kidney disease, with direct financial assistance for medications, medical equipment, nutritional supplements, and transportation for dialysis.

 We've seen a 20% growth each year in the number of patients to whom we provide assistance, and we've more than doubled the annual amount of financial assistance we provide in that five year span (see graph above).

Most companies who experience 20% annual growth celebrate their success with bonuses and stock dividends. At KFNWO, we’re celebrating our success by asking for more support from our northwest Ohio community. In 2014, we are on track to provide cash assistance to over 600 patients; that’s over 100 more than we helped in 2013. 


Kidney Disease: A Public Health Threat

Kidney disease is a life-altering and often fatal condition. The number of Americans living with kidney disease has increased by 27% since 2008. Today there are more than 26 million adults living with kidney disease in the United States, and more than 5,000 people in Northwest Ohio are undergoing dialysis for kidney disease.

Kidney disease treatment takes a serious physical and emotional toll on the patient, family, and friends. Dialysis is a life-saving treatment, but patients endure treatment sessions that last three to five hours a day, three days a week for the rest of their lives.

Many patients are unable to continue working once dialysis is needed. The financial cost of dialysis, transportation to and from sessions, medications, nutritional supplements, and other treatments can exceed $70,000 a year. Even if health insurance covers some of these costs, co-pays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses are too high for many in our community.

KFNWO Serves a Growing Need

Founded in 1966, the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio (KFNWO) is dedicated to helping people address kidney disease and related disorders through financial assistance, education, volunteerism, research, and development. The KFNWO provides much-needed services to hundreds of people in Northwest Ohio each year. The need for our services is growing.

Here for you. Here with you.


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