We are honored to provide financial assistance for Chattanoogans diagnosed with kidney disease.

By keeping our funds 100% local, we are able to provide support and care to our neighbors from rent and utilities to childcare and transportation.

For more details on any of these services, contact us.

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The Kidney Foundation understands the monetary struggle many kidney patients face after being diagnosed with end stage renal disease. Through this program, assistance is offered to patients to assist with rental and mortgage payments.


Because many patients lose their job or are faced with reduced working hours, the burden of continuous monthly expenses can be overwhelming. The Kidney Foundation offers grants to assist with utilities such as electricity, water, heat, gas, and telephone service.

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Transportation Assistance

Getting to life-saving dialysis treatments or transplant appointments is crucial for kidney patients. This program helps alleviate the financial burden for reliable transportation.

Food assistance

Many patients spend all of their money on medication and household expenses, which leaves very little to none for the purchase of food. The Kidney Foundation offers assistance to help keep renal friendly food on the table for kidney patients and their families.

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Medical ID Tag

All patients within the greater Chattanooga area are provided a Medical ID tag free of charge. These tags can either be in the form of a necklace or bracelet.

Medication Assistance

Through this program, The Kidney Foundation assists kidney patients with the purchase of essential renal medications.

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Medical Equipment Assistance

Patients diagnosed with kidney disease may find that certain medical equipment may be prescribed by their doctor, but might not be covered by insurance or they might not have the funds available to purchase such equipment. This service provides patients assistance with medical equipment such as walkers, eye glasses, shower chairs, and beyond.

Nutritional Supplement Assistance

Many patients develop low nutrition levels while undergoing treatments. The Kidney Foundation offers a variety of nutritional supplements to increase nutrition levels.

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Renal disease not only takes a toll on the patient but the entire family. This program helps supply formula, diapers, clothing, or school supplies to children diagnosed with kidney disease or children of those with kidney disease.

Patient Enrichment

This program is designed to improve the quality of life for dialysis or transplant patients through any means necessary. A few examples are: schooling, gym memberships, furniture and home furnishings, classes or seminars.


To learn if you or your loved one qualify for these services, contact your local dialysis or transplant social worker.

I’m inspired by the efforts of kidney patients, both dialysis and transplant. They face daily challenges, and yet have the courage to accept those treatments which prolong their lives.
— Milli Y.