The PKD Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease. Our vision is that “no one will suffer the full effects of polycystic kidney disease,” and we hope to reach this goal by funding vital PKD research and raising awareness of this highly prevalent genetic disease.
To fulfill our mission and discover treatments for PKD, the PKD Foundation has launched an integrated research initiative focused on Accelerating Treatments to Patients, which is designed to speed up the development of treatments for PKD. Key components of this initiative include drug repurposing, targeted research grants, tissue donation, clinical trials, scientific meetings and more.
In addition to funding research and educational programs, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients, family and friends through more than 50 volunteer-led chapters across the country. The PKD Foundation was established in 1982 by Joseph H. Bruening and Jared J. Grantham, M.D., and is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.