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The PKD Foundation is the only organization, worldwide, dedicated to promoting research to find a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and improving the care and treatment of those it affects. Our vision is that “no one suffers the full effects of PKD.”


To promote research to find a cure for PKD and improve the care and treatment of those it affects.


The PKD Foundation was established in 1982 by Joseph H. Bruening and Jared J. Grantham, MD, and is headquartered in Kansas City, MO.


Scientific Research, Public Awareness and Patient Education, Government Relations.


In 2007, the PKD Foundation will fund more than $4.2 million in vital PKD research and lobby the federal government for millions more. In addition to funding research, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients, family and friends through more than 70 volunteer-led Chapters across the country and the world and holds the annual Walk for PKD, held each year on the third weekend in September, and the National Convention on PKD, the only conference in the world for PKD patients and medical professionals.


Dan Larson


United States


Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands of the U.S.


9221 WARD PKWY STE 400
KANSAS CITY, MO 64114-3367
Phone: (800) 753-2873
EIN: 43-1266906

A Gift Card

Educate Patients

PKD Progress

Your gift will go towards the publication of PKD Progress that will help disseminate educational and medical information to those affected by PKD


Increase Awareness

1 advocacy appointment

This gift will support one legislative appointment to advocate on behalf of the PKD Foundation.


Research PKD

Half hour of research

This gift will support vital PKD research funding aimed at finding a treatment and cure for PKD.


Find A Treatment

15 minutes of research

Your gift will fund 15 minutes of vital PKD Research. PKD scientists funded by the PKD Foundation have progressed from discovering the PKD genes to conducting clinical trials in humans - an unprecedented level of biomedical research success. You can be a part of this success! Join our quest to find a treatment for PKD!


Give PKD Progress

1 year subscription

This gift will provide a one year subscription, of this valuable publication, for someone who does not otherwise have the means to subscribe.


ARPKD Treat & Cure

1 hour ARPKD research

This gift will support vital research funding and patient education all aimed at finding a treatment and cure for ARPKD.


Find A Cure for PKD

One hour of research

This gift will support vital PKD research funding aimed at finding a treatment and cure for PKD.