About Us

KFF is the leading health policy organization in the U.S.

As a one-of-a-kind information organization, we bring together substantial capabilities in policy research, polling, and journalism in one organization to meet the need for a trusted, independent source of information on national health issues—one with the scope and reach to be a counterweight to health care’s vested interests and a voice for people.

We are headquartered in San Francisco with a building in Washington, DC, conference centers in both offices, and staff members in almost every state. Dr. Drew Altman, KFF’s president and chief executive officer, founded the modern-day organization in 1991. You can read more about the organization’s history, mission, focus, and key programs in a president’s message by Dr. Altman.

KFF is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is chaired by former Senator Olympia Snowe.

We are supported by an endowment that is supplemented by external funds primarily from foundations, which support KFF to undertake major additional projects we could not undertake with our operating budget.  Virtually all our work is conducted in-house by our policy research staff, pollsters and survey researchers, and our journalists. Learn more about our finances and external funding.

KFF is not a foundation and has no connection to Kaiser Permanente. Legally, we are a public charity (an endowed national nonprofit organization). Learn more about KFF’s history.

Our People and Our Work

  • KFF runs 13 programs within our four major program areas: policy analysis, polling, journalism and public health information campaigns.
  • Explore our staff directory.
  • Join our team – we’re hiring!
  • Read more from KFF’s CEO, Dr. Drew Altman

Our Offices

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry Street, Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone: (650) 854 9400 | Fax: (650) 854 4800 (Directions)

Washington Office & Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone: (202) 347 5270 | Fax: (202) 347 5274 (One block west of Metro Center | Directions)

Learn more about our free conference center space in San Francisco and Washington, DC.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

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The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.