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There are so many ways to help fuel research breakthroughs and support kidney cancer patients!

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USA: (800) 850-9132
International: +1 847 332 1051

Donate by Mail

Mail completed donation form to:

Kidney Cancer Association
PO Box 676226
Dallas, TX 75267-6226

Giving Circles: Lead the Way to a Cure

When you join one of our Giving Circles, you become an inspirational leader in the search for a cure for kidney cancer. 100% of your gift will support kidney cancer research and patient programs, so you never have to wonder about the true scope of your impact. Contact Kendall Monroe, Chief Advancement Officer, to learn more about becoming a member of one of the following esteemed groups. 

The Cornerstones: Recurring Monthly Gifts

Join our Cornerstone Circle by becoming a monthly donor. By easily setting up your recurring gifts, you become part of the backbone of the KCA’s transformational work.

Example: $250 could sustain our mission on a monthly basis.

The Champions: $1,000+

Members of our Champions Circle join like-minded philanthropic leaders committed to finding a cure for kidney cancer. KCA Champions help support our core patient programs and drive progress through research.

Example: $1,200 can send one person to Washington DC to advocate for increased federal kidney cancer research funding.

The Innovators: $10,000+

KCA Innovators are dedicated to accelerating the development of new ideas. The Innovator Circle exemplifies a distinguished group of individuals and corporations that provide catalytic gifts to bring lifesaving therapies to patients faster.

Example: Your gift of $10,000 could fund 1 month of access to the KCA Data Federation, a technology platform that analyzes kidney cancer data for patterns and insights that advance patient care.

The President’s Circle: $100,000+

Inspired by Gretchen E. Vaughan, KCA’s President and CEO, members of The President’s Circle share her powerful vision to transform kidney cancer care as we know it. The President’s Circle members are visionaries who desire to advance science and improve lives through big and bold initiatives.

Example: $100,000 could fund a transformational research grant. A gift at this level could fund a KCA Focus award in a specific area of interest to the kidney cancer community.

Eugene P. Schonfeld Legacy Society

When Eugene P. Schonfeld, who was himself an advanced kidney cancer patient, formed the KCA in 1990, a diagnosis meant facing a limited future. Thanks to the tireless work of the KCA and a growing community of researchers and patient advocates over the past 3 decades, patients have a better chance of survival. However, there is still much to be done. While Mr. Schonfeld sadly died of kidney cancer, his legacy remains as strong as ever. Members of our Eugene P. Schonfeld Legacy Society have the foresight to include the KCA as part of their estate plans and join him in leaving a legacy that will touch the lives of countless others.

Example: You can create your own lasting legacy. By including a gift in your will or other estate plans, you could establish a legacy of supporting kidney cancer patients and their loved ones. Please let us know if we’re in your plans so we can honor your intentions when your gift is received.

Make an Impact Now


Click here to make a donation to the Kidney Cancer Association. 100% of every dollar you donate directly funds kidney cancer research and patient programs.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you give a memorial or tribute gift for the Kidney Cancer Association to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and provide needed resources and support to people affected by kidney cancer.

Should you choose to direct gifts to the Kidney Cancer Association through an obituary or in lieu of flowers, the following language is suggested: “As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Cancer Association in memory of [loved one] at PO Box 676226, Dallas, Texas 75267-6226 or by visiting www.kidneycancer.org.”

Community Fundraising

Raise awareness and funds to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association through an individual or group event, by hosting an awareness event with family and friends, or by working with your medical and clinical community to host an educational event. Click here to learn more!

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

Contact Mr. Matt Bradford (602-468-2526), Senior Relationship Manager at Northern Trust, for assistance with gifts of stock to the Kidney Cancer Association. Click here for more detailed instructions.

Recommend a Grant from your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

You can initiate a grant recommendation from your donor-advised fund or DAF using the link below. Simply start typing in your fund provider name and the system will prompt you through the process.

Gifts from your IRA

You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to the Kidney Cancer Association. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of leading change through advocacy, research, and education. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000.
  • An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $50,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to the KCA.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to the KCA, so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
  • If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

If you’re interested in this popular way to support the Kidney Cancer Association, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.

Matching Gift Opportunities

Did you know you could double or even triple your impact? Many corporations have matching gift programs and match their employees’ charitable contributions. Contact your employer’s Human Resources Department to learn if your company has a matching gift program and to obtain the appropriate form. Include your company’s completed matching gift form with your gift or mail it in after your gift is made through our donation page. For questions, please contact Kendall Monroe, Chief Advancement Officer at [email protected].

Vehicle Donation

Donate a car, truck, boat, or RV by visiting our vehicle donation program website.

Combined Federal Campaign

Want to join the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for federal employee workplace giving? Download and complete this form.

Make an Impact in the Future

For information on planned gifts, including bequests in your will and life insurance or retirement beneficiaries, visit our Planned Giving resources.

You can also begin your estate plans using a free tool through KCA’s partnership with FreeWill. Members of our community can use this online estate planning tool to write their legal will — at no personal cost. In just 20 minutes, you can create or update your legally‑binding will here.

If you’ve already created an estate plan and included a gift to the Kidney Cancer Association, please fill out this brief form to let us know of your generous support! We’d love to ensure your intentions are properly recorded and welcome you to the Eugene Schonfeld Legacy Society with a gift of appreciation.