Fundraising tools

Your fundraising plays an important role in the PKD Foundation’s ability to fund critical research. These resources and information are designed to guide you to fundraising success. The PKD Foundation funded $2.87 million in PKD research last year and we want to keep that momentum going! With Walk for PKD fundraisers like you, we’re able to continue funding essential work and get closer to fulfilling our vision. A cure is our finish line.

Your team or personal fundraiserUsing social mediaGet recognizedHandling donations

Your team or personal fundraiser

How to

Whether you are fundraising as a team or an individual, we have resources to help you every step of the way.

  • Build your team by asking friends and family to join you.
  • Share your story and why you Walk for PKD.
  • Ask your squad to donate.

Links and downloads

Using social media

Social media is a great tool for raising PKD awareness and hitting your fundraising goal. From hashtags to post ideas, our Social Media Toolkit has all the information you need to maximize your social media efforts!

Celebrate and share your progress as you reach fundraising milestones.

Spread the word about Walk for PKD and about PKD.

Get recognized

How to earn your place

TeamFirst status is awarded to teams fundraising $10,000 or above.

Visionary status is awarded to individuals fundraising $6,000 or above.

We have information resources and tools to help you achieve fundraising success.

How to get in the news

Your PKD story and Why you Walk will catch the interest of local media. Health reporters, human interest, and giving back segments on TV, radio, podcasts, or print are all opportunities to publicize the Walk for PKD and raise awareness.

Let us know if you need help preparing for an interview and we can provide talking points and guidance.

How to earn prizes

Walk for PKD participants can earn prizes based on their fundraising success. We’ll notify you when prize redemption is active, then you can select a prize that is equivalent to your level of fundraising.

Our prizes are wearable or portable so you can celebrate your fundraising achievements while raising awareness of PKD!

Handling donations

100% of your fundraising for the Walk for PKD funds critical PKD research. To see what Walk for PKD funds support, see this page for our recently funded research.

The PKD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. The receipt will be sent to the email address you provided upon successful completion of your donation.

To submit cash and check donations to the PKD Foundation, please mail them with a completed offline donation form. Please be sure all checks are made out to PKD Foundation.

Mail donations and form to:

PKD Foundation
Attn: Walk for PKD
P.O. Box 871847
Kansas City, MO 64187

100% of Walk donations go toward PKD research.

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