The ICDC was originally funded in April 2009 through a 5 year Interdisciplinary Team Grant from Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (formerly Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research). The ICDC was part of a second cohort of five research programs which were supported by Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Interdisciplinary Team Grants (ITG) Program to address complex health issues in Alberta.

In April 2014 the ICDC received a 5 year Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) team grant.

For more information on CRIO click here.

Through collaborative research partnerships, the ICDC is also supported by the Alberta Kidney Disease Network (AKDN), the Roy and Vi Baay Chair in Kidney Research, the Northern Alberta Renal Program (NARP), the Southern Alberta Renal Program (SARP), The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC), the Canadian Kidney Knowledge Translation and Generation Network (CANN-NET), Alberta Health, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).