ISN Schrier Fund

General Information

Renal disease is directly responsible for over one million deaths a year worldwide. It also contributes importantly towards morbidity from cardiovascular disease in over 12 million individuals — numbers are steeply rising because of the type–2 diabetes pandemic.

To immediately address this alarming reality, The Barbara L. and Robert W. Schrier Family Fund for Global Development in Nephrology was launched during the 3rd World Congress of Nephrology in Singapore in 2005. Thanks to a very personal and generous gesture, ISN is being aided in its mission of prevention and its goal to reduce the incidence and impact of kidney disease around the world.

The fund is dedicated to supporting ISN's substantial outreach and capacity building programs in emerging countries. It helps to enhance programs such as (but not limited to) the ISN Fellowship Program, the ISN Renal Sister Centers and Continuing Medical Education. It will also seed the development of new initiatives to help the prevention and progression of renal disease.

Mrs. and Professor Schrier have generously provided a seed endowment of US$ 80,000.00 and have appealed to the ISN global community to match the amount twice over.

ISN encourages its members and the renal community at large to act in the spirit of Barbara and Robert Schrier and contribute towards the Fund to achieve the initial funding goal and beyond.


All donations made in USD by US residents qualify as charitable contributions and may therefore be tax deductible. Contributors living outside the US need to inquire what the law in their country states for contributions. The ISN will provide you with an official Receipt of Charitable Donation upon request. We thank you for contributing generously to ISN; your contribution will make a difference. 

We also offer donations for the following categories: 

  • Unrestricted Donation 
  • Sister Renal Center
  • Fellowships
  • CME
  • Educational Ambassadors Program
  • Research and Prevention Program
  • ISN-India Committee 

Donation Form

Please download the form below to make a donation to ISN:

Donation Form (pdf, 165.3 KB)

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