Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio 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 increase prevention through public education.

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 and is dedicated to helping people address the total problem of kidney disease and related disorders through:

Our Mission

KFNWO has helped patients in Northwest Ohio with:

Miles of transportation
Dollars in prescription assistance
Dollars in medical equipment assistance


We raise funds to help patients overcome the daily challenges of kidney disease.

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Proudly serving 20 counties in NW Ohio.


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“They came to my rescue at a needed time. I didn’t know which way I was going to go with my medications. They really brought tears to my eyes when I got the letter saying I was approved.  I’m so thankful for the Kidney Foundation!”

Ella, KFNWO Patient

Kidney disease is a life-long family adjustment to embrace: by education and understanding all aspects.  By remaining optimistic with the support of family, friends, and community.  By collaborating with the healthcare team, by taking one day at a time and living life with joy and purpose.

Glenna, KFNWO Patient


Registration Now Open for the Empowering Renal Professionals 2020 Conference

JOIN US ON MARCH 20, 2020 • Discuss developments in the patho-physiology of renal disease • Learn about the latest in treatment and renal transplants • Continuing education credits will be available • Lunch and beverages will be provided Registration   7:30am-8:00am Welcome and Keynote   8:05am-8:50am Session A   9:00am-9:45am Session B   10:00am-10:45am

January 3rd, 2020|

KFNWO 2019 Wine Affair Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio's 28th Annual Wine Affair held Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at the Park Inn by Radission in downtown Toledo! If you missed it, here's a recap of the night! Be sure to check our Facebook and kfnwo.org often for news about upcoming events!

December 1st, 2019|

KFNWO Receives Patient Services Evaluation Grant

The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation approved a grant to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio in the amount of $36,461 to conduct an evaluation of its patient services — which range from financial assistance to educational programs that target prevention and awareness of kidney disease. “We want to collect data to analyze specific opportunities

November 1st, 2019|


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