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EAST TENNESSEE KIDNEY FOUNDATION INC

Your LOCAL kidney foundation.

Knoxville, TN   |  www.ETKidney.org

Mission

The EAST TENNESSEE KIDNEY FOUNDATION is dedicated to connecting individual East Tennesseans with early detection of kidney disease, education, and access to life sustaining care. The EAST TENNESSEE KIDNEY FOUNDATION serves residents of 23 counties in East Tennessee.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Mrs. Katie Martin

Main address

Po Box 22072

Knoxville, TN 37933 USA

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EIN

27-2119742

NTEE code info

Kidney (G44)

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every year, growing numbers of East Tennesseans are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. We aim to solve the problem of undetected and preventable kidney disease. Improved DEI (diversity, equality & inclusion) strategies need to be incorporated to remove inequalities in program services, in regards to financial/educational/access to healthcare, available to those living with kidney disease.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Dianne Hagey Dialysis Transportation Program

The Dianne Hagey Dialysis Transportation Program ensures that low-income patients in end-stage renal failure can reach their life-saving dialysis treatments with little to no out of pocket costs. This program provides a financial stipend to dialysis patients living at or below 250% of the federal poverty level, which covers their transportation expenses incurred while traveling to and from dialysis treatments, or to post-transplant appointments or dialysis-related appointments. This program is for patients whom have no insurance which covers transportation, and whom have exhausted all other resources for support.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation provides up to $2,000 per patient to complete necessary dental work for individuals whose LAST BARRIER TO PLACEMENT ON THE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST IS DENTAL HEALTH CLEARANCE.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

East Tennessee Kidney Foundation provides FREE high-protein nutritional supplement bars to all patients in dialysis clinics in East Tennessee; dietitians at each clinic determine how to best distribute the protein bars to dialysis patients.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation (ETKF) provides free early kidney disease detection screenings to the community of East Tennessee. During this screening, ETKF also educates the public on prevention of and the risk factors of kidney disease. ETKF provides this free information and screenings at area health fairs and community events.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Alliance for Better Nonprofits 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, People with physical disabilities, Chronically ill people, Veterans

Related Program

Dianne Hagey Dialysis Transportation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of chronically ill patients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Chronically ill people, Economically disadvantaged people, Veterans, People with physical disabilities

Related Program

Dianne Hagey Dialysis Transportation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ aims to reduce the number of East Tennesseans who are diagnosed with kidney disease by means of community education and free early kidney disease detection screenings within our 25-county footprint. Kidney disease is preventable, but not curable. Additionally, we aim to incorporate improved, industry best-practices of DEI (diversity, equality & inclusion) strategies to remove any inequalities in program services, in regards to financial/educational/access to healthcare, available to those living with kidney disease.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EAST TENNESSEE KIDNEY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 09/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Michael Saporito, II

Mountain Commerce Bank

Term: 2022 - 2025

Kevin Burris

Premier Surgical Associates

Charles "Wes" Carruthers

KenJo Markets

Amy Pangelinan

CapStar Bank

Katie Welda

Fresenius Kidney Care

Tommy Meyerson

Davita Kidney Care

Steven Cakmes

Cakmes Dental Studio

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/27/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.