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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Human Services, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Public Health

Mission: The Chris Klug Foundation (CKF) is dedicated to promoting lifesaving organ and tissue donation and improving the quality of life for those touched by donation. Through our programs we reach tens of thousands of young people each year, equipping them with facts about organ donation so they can make educated decisions. We are increasing the number of organ and tissue donors by focusing on these messages: - Learn the facts about organ and tissue donation - Make an educated decision at the Division of Motor Vehicles - Discuss your decision with your family and friends

Programs: Distributed over 3,000 free educational videos, "know the facts, share your decision" to high schools all over the country. Student volunteers held 25 "donor dudes" events at high schools and college campuses in 20 states. We work hard to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation through partnerships with and participation in many high-profile events such as espn winter x-games, nyc marathon, leadville trail 100 mtn bike race, vans warped tour and, our own, "summit for life" race up aspen mountain. For the first time we honored 2 remarkable individuals and organ receipients with the "bounce back award" recognizing recipients who have given back to the transplant community. On february 14, 2014 cnn featured founder, chris klug, and chris klug foundation in its "human factor" broadcast stroy.

held summit for life event that promoted organ and tissue donation awareness

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This Great Organization is very dear to me personally. I am a fifteen year kidney transplant recipient and truly understand the mission of this Organization. The Chris Klug Foundation and their great staff sends the message around the country and even the world the importance of organ donation and Transplantation which changes, enhances and saves many lives. Many thanks to them for their tireless, passionate and life saving endeavors !

Client Served

Rating: 5

AMAZING ORGANIZATION! CKF with its Donor Dudes program helped me register 863 Students at a local High School. The Donor Dudes program is directly geared toward the student body and not only educates and raises awareness but includes the student body organization by wearing and showcasing the Color Green. From the Organizations Board to its Campaign Director you are assisted and guided to make your campaign a success. CKF helped us educate the student body and make the strongest visual impact in the community attracting 7 media outlets. I look forward to working closely with the Chris Klug Foundation is each of my upcoming Organ & Tissue Donor Events.


Rating: 4

CKF is a worthy charity, focused on achieving their mission with minimal direct expenses. This small charity is well-run and embraces the quality characteristics of accountability and transparency in use of funds. In 2014, they have helped to educate over 20,000 people at events around the country by promoting organ and tissue donation through state registration with the DMV. Their educational video is used in hundreds of driving schools around the country, and has been shown to over 1 million people. The impact they have is tremendous in 'driving' education for donor registration where it starts . . . with driving schools as young adults first experience the opportunity to designate donation through their driver's licenses.