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STATE OF TEXAS KIDNEY FOUNDATION

aka Texas Kidney Foundation   |   San Antonio, TX   |  http://txkidney.org

Mission

The Mission of the Texas Kidney Foundation is to stop the progression of kidney diseases.

Notes from the nonprofit

The mission of Texas Kidney Foundation is to stop the progression of kidney disease. Early detection is key - we encourage all to get your kidneys screened.

Ruling year info

2011

Chief Executive Officer

Tiffany Jones-Smith

Main address

4204 Gardendale Suite 106

San Antonio, TX 78229 USA

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EIN

27-4237653

NTEE code info

Kidney (G44)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is a fact that chronic diseases and conditions are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems, yet 86% of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions. (www.cdc.gov) The incidence of CKD is increasing most rapidly in people ages 55 and older and Medicare spending for beneficiaries ages 65 and older who have CKD exceeds $50 billion. (nephrologynews.com) Mobilizing TKF’s Kidney C.A.R.E. can stem these rising costs and improve health outcomes of seniors who may be unaware they have kidney disease by providing awareness, screening, and access to renal professionals. Yet as effective as this program is in fighting the battle against the escalation of CKD, it is only effective if individuals participate in the screenings. TKF’s priority is to reach populations who are at-risk for developing this disease and who may face geographic, economic, cultural, or accessibility barriers.

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?

Kidney Connect

The Kidney Connect is a professional health educational conference that emphasizes the latest innovations in Technology, therapeutics and practices in kidney disease treatment. More than 400 professionals working on the "front lines" in treating and minimizing the devastating effects of CKD attend the conference. This conference provides education opportunities that enable hospital, dialysis and transplantation professionals to remain current and knowledgeable about advances in the industry with continuing education hours.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Academics

TKF Walk for Kidneys is a family-friendly event highlighting kidney disease in south Texas as well as awareness of the need for organ donation.   All funds raised from this event will support programs and services serving the needs of kidney patients and their families in the state of Texas

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Silent but Deadly movement provides early detection of chronic kidney disease to historically marginalized populations. TKF addresses disparities in healthcare access and the social determinants of health that perpetuate kidney diseases throughout Texas, the ninth largest economy in the world.
SBD is the largest single county BIPOC led CKD early detection healthcare initiative in the nation.

Texas Kidney Foundation is respected as a leader nationally and internationally in the kidney disease space. The technology we use is leading public health efforts in Italy, the UK, Germany, Cameroon, and many other nations throughout the world. The SBD early detection initiative utilizes the best technology to provide innovative solutions to healthcare access and equity that are convenient for the participants.
The movements comprehensive continuum of care includes referrals to free clinics, dieticians, lifestyle coaches and more.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

One-day educational meeting designed to empower and educate patients, families and caregivers. Experts, patients and caregivers come together to inspire and support the kidney community.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
Caregivers
Families
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people

Monthly program for Patients and their caregivers. It is designed to facilitate meaningful discussion about CKD and its effects. It is also an educational event that is facilitated by SBD kidney ambassadors.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people

It is a special event that raises money for the Foundation. Supporters who are mission aligned with the foundation come out to play golf and put a stop to kidney diseases.

Population(s) Served

A comedy show is held at the Tobin Center. It highlights kidney disease and gives the people who suffer from it a chance to laugh and have some fun. It raises money for the organization.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
People of Latin American descent
People of European descent
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
Adults
People of Latin American descent
People of European descent
People of African descent
People of Asian descent

Where we work

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

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Silent but Deadly: Early Detection Screenings

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The mission of the Texas Kidney Foundation (TKF) is to improve the health and well-being of people at risk or affected by kidney disease, through education, prevention and support, and increasing organ donation and transplantation. Our vision is to become a positive regional collaborative force in bringing kidney awareness, education, and prevention resources to a community disproportionately hit by this devastating disease.

Established in 2011, TKF was created to provide early detection, education, support and resources to fill a gap in services due to the closure of the San Antonio division of the National Kidney Foundation. Community leaders, along with the medical community, moved quickly to establish patient services. TKF from the onset has been dedicated to meeting local and statewide needs of the kidney and transplant communities. We place special emphasis on San Antonio and its surrounding communities as well as South Texas as NIH studies indicate these areas are heavily impacted by kidney related diseases.

TKF, the leading non-profit provider of free screenings in Texas, is a direct resource for the prevention and education of all forms of kidney disease. Serving 250,000+ clients since our inception, our strategic goals are to: 1) arm individuals with tools and knowledge to fight the long-term & devastating effects of kidney disease; 2) promote kidney health in the community through data driven outcomes & targeted messaging; 3) create and nurture kidney awareness and prevention programs to maximize reach and results; and 4) collaborate for community impact to reverse the escalation of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Because early detection and education can delay or prevent the progression of CKD. Testing coupled with our behavioral health-based continuum of care is an effective strategy for positive health outcomes.

Armed with three ways to identify chronic kidney disease we are equipped to make a dent in the states CKD population.
We offer drive up testing
No contact mail out testing
A $50 wellness check with a medical professional and includes lab work that tests for 35 unique markers. We have a comprehensive plan that is designed to meet the healthcare needs of the under-served population of our state.

We have identified chronic kidney disease in 56 percent of the people we screen. We have developed a continuum of care that includes a lifestyle coach and a dietitian who will assist the entire family in making a healthy change that will mitigate the disease and maintain quality of life.
While TKF has screened more than 25,000 individuals since 2013, TKF still must reach many more of our most vulnerable residents who need these early identification free screenings. We continue to work with senior centers and community organizations throughout the state of Texas.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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STATE OF TEXAS KIDNEY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Varshi Broumand

South Texas Renal Care Group

Term: 2021 - 2022

Fred Kanter

Sally Kanter

La Juana Chambers Lawson

Tacit Growth Strategies

Tiffany Jones-Smith

State of Texas Kidney Foundation

Board leadership practices

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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 7/6/2022

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/04/2022

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.