For over 50 years, gifts from generous donors and friends like you have been vital to the mission of the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio. Today, your support – whether to our annual giving campaign, support of an event, or a planned gift for the future – remains more important than ever as we work together to impact the lives of those living with kidney disease. We are making a difference in prevention and care through education and direct services.


If you would like to give now through our website click below:


Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts, given with no restricted purpose, are especially encouraged. These give the Kidney Foundation the flexibility to take advantage of special opportunities and to meet emergency needs. Income from unrestricted endowment funds will be used for priority needs determined by our Board of Directors.


Gifts by check should be made payable to:

  • Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio
  • 3100 West Central Avenue, Suite 150
  • Toledo, Ohio 43606

A cash gift is tax deductible as provided under current law.

Publicly Traded Securities

Transfer of appreciated publicly-traded securities to the Kidney Foundation. This type of gift avoids capital gains tax and allows the maximum tax deduction for the full market value of the gift.

Bequests in Your Will

A simple way to leave a lasting gift. Bequests provide the opportunity to perpetuate an important cause for future generations, and enhance estate planning in a way that permits you to accomplish estate objectives. Every dollar that is given to a qualified charitable organization through a bequest or other testamentary gift is fully deductible for estate tax purposes when certain legal requirements are met.

Retirement Plan Assets

You can give all or part of these funds, both during your lifetime and/or at your death. This type of gift may have estate planning benefits, because income in respect of a decedent associated with the asset may be taxable to heirs, but not to charities.

Life Insurance Policy

You can designate the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio as the owner and/or beneficiary of a policy. You will receive an income tax charitable deduction for the donated policy.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Allows you (or other named beneficiaries) to receive lifetime income. Upon your death the remaining principal creates a fund at the Kidney Foundation. You receive an immediate charitable deduction for a portion of the gift and avoid capital gains tax.

Charitable Lead Trust

This type of gift will create income for the Kidney Foundation for a specified period, after which the remaining principal is distributed to named beneficiaries. Gift and estate taxes are reduced with this type of gift.

Revocable Living Trust

This trust is created during your life primarily to control the disposition of your estate after your death. Creating a revocable living trust can produce several benefits, including:

  • Costs and delays of probate are minimized
  • Estate plan avoids public scrutiny
  • Freedom from day-to-day investment and management responsibilities

Legacy of Life Program

A donor or a family member can be remembered in perpetuity by giving a legacy gift. Please contact the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio to find out more details concerning this program.

To establish a gift – follow these simple steps:

1. Consult with a tax attorney or financial advisor

2. Talk to your family members and define your charitable plans

3. Determine which asset or giving vehicle you will use

4. Contact the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio to discuss options that will best suit your interests and needs. We can help you create a personalized plan.

Planned or deferred gifts allow donors to make a significant gift that will benefit the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio in the future, typically at the donor’s or beneficiary’s death. We welcome the opportunity to work with donors and their legal and financial advisers to establish planned gift arrangements.

 In many cases, planned gifts offer donors substantial tax advantages and financial benefits, such as lowered estate tax liability or increased spendable income. Donors should consult with their own advisers as to the specific tax consequences.

    Donor Privacy Policy

    The Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio (KFNWO) respects the privacy of our donors. We maintain the following policies to assure our donors that their personal information will be protected and will not be shared with any third party.
    Information Collection
    KFNWO collects, uses, and maintains the following information from donors:
    • Contact Information: information name, company name, job title, complete address(es), telephone number(s), email address(es).
    • Donations Information: check numbers, credit card number and expiration date, amount donated, donor comments and suggestions, and giving history.
    All credit card information is entered online through a secure page, sent to KFNWO and processed by our staff. Once an online donation is submitted secure measures are in place to ensure that a donor’s credit card information is deleted.
    Information Use
    KFNWO will not sell, rent, or lease donor information to other organizations.
    KFNWO will use donor information in the following ways:
    • Help donors complete transactions
    • Thank donors for their gifts
    • Update donors about organizational activity
    • Recognize donors
    • Distribute gift receipts or statements
    • Inform donors about upcoming events and fundraisers
    • Analyze internal productivity and effectiveness
    • Report to relevant federal and state agencies
    • Contact donors about changes to this statement
    As part of our donor recognition efforts, KFNWO  may publicize donor names through its annual report, newsletters, website, and promotional materials (in the case of sponsorships). Generally, the specific gift amount will not be identified, but the donor will be recognized under the level of giving category that is appropriate to their donation. Donors always have the option of remaining “anonymous” when making a donation and will not be publicly recognized.
    Access to Information
    All access to donor information is strictly limited to KFNWO personnel who need to process data. No unnecessary person, group or organization will be allowed to access such data. Board members may be given information on the names of donors, donor history and the amount of gifts if needed to fulfill their responsibilities as directors of the organization. All board members and staff are required to maintain the confidentiality of donor information.
    Opting Out of Mailings and Solicitations
    KFNWO contacts donors through direct mail, e-mail, and telephone. Any donor may request that the Foundation remove them from the KFNWO mailing list and/or specify the method of contact. If you have questions or comments about our donor privacy policy, please send an email to administrativeassistant@KFNWO.org or call (419) 329-2196.


    Many people in need of organ and tissue transplants are unable to get them because of a shortage of donations. Become an organ donor today and give someone a second chance at life.


    3100 W. Central Ave. Suite 206 Toledo, OH 43606

    (419) 329-2196