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The ESRD NCC Patient Grant Library



Welcome to the Patient Grant Library. Here you will find information on funding sources to support ideas for education, advocacy, and/or helping others living with kidney disease. Grants may be given for things big or small. They can pay for unique or creative project ideas or for basic needs. 

There are grants and fundraising options that apply to all kinds of people and projects.

If you’ve never applied for a grant before, don’t worry. It’s not hard, and there are many resources to help you. The Patient Grant Library has links to trusted sources that will help you write a proposal, create a budget, and complete an application. There are also ideas for different types of funding sources, from traditional grants to new options like crowdfunding and social media. 

Be sure to visit the Fraud Awareness webpage during your search. There you can take a tutorial on the basics of Internet terms and website navigation to make finding online resources easier.  And, if you know of resources that would be helpful to others, please email us at

Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program Grants

Do you need disaster relief emergency grants? Click here to visit the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program for those resources.

New! Emergency Grant Request

If you are a patient, this Quick Start to Submitting an Emergency Grant Request (PDF) resource will help you prepare to submit an application for an Emergency Grant. Social workers are invited to use this resource when working with patients during the grant submission process.

Disclaimer: The NCC encourages you to use these resources. Please seek professional advice concerning your personal finances. Patient Grant Library external links are provided for informational purposes only; the ESRD NCC does not endorse or approve products, services, or opinions represented by the organization or individuals in external links. The ESRD NCC is not responsible for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.