The Kidneeds is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type 2 (MPGN type II). Also called dense deposit disease, MPGN type II is a kidney disease most commonly affecting children. Its cause is unknown, and there is currently no cure. Through a great variety of fundraising activities, Kidneeds raises funds for the sole purpose of supporting MPGN type II research. Established in 1997, it produces a newsletter and brochures for patients, families and caregivers.