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Takeda Announces New U.S. Corporate Social Responsibility Program Partners to Build Equity through STEM Education and Access to Nutritional

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Monday, 08. April 2024


    FY23 Investment Brings Program Total to Nearly $55 Million, Welcoming Eight New Grant Partners
    Company Continues to Advance Equity in Under-Resourced Communities with a Focus on Nutrition and STEM Education
    Takeda Publishes its Annual U.S. Community Impact Report Highlighting Program Progress

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced the selection of eight new U.S. non-profit organizations as grant recipients, as part of its $14.6 million commitment to its FY2023 U.S. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. To create greater impact and foster equity in under-resourced communities, the company is focusing its philanthropic efforts on the two areas of Food is Health and Building STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Foundations and providing larger, multi-year grants to select nonprofits. Combined with previous investments since 2021, Takeda’s total contribution to these initiatives now amounts to $54.1 million.

“By focusing our efforts on Food is Health and Building STEM Foundations, we are evolving our program to address two areas of significant need that will help build up communities and narrow disparities that can prevent people from realizing their full potential,” said Julie Kim, president of Takeda’s U.S. Business Unit and U.S. Country Head. “We are excited to continue this important work with our new partners, collectively striving to drive long-term impact within our local communities and more broadly.”

Takeda reviews grant applications for its U.S. CSR program twice a year. The company partners with local and national organizations that align with its philanthropic focus areas, actively listening and valuing their insights and expertise to understand the areas of greatest need within communities. By leveraging this collaborative approach, Takeda provides support to address these critical needs and make a positive impact on people's lives.

Takeda’s FY2023 U.S. CSR Grantees

Strengthening the Connection Between Food and Health for vulnerable and underserved communities around the country:

    Community Servings – Medically tailored nutrition program and advancement of policies that prioritize food’s role in public health
    West End House – Health, nutrition, food access and education programs
    Open Hand Atlanta – Medically tailored meals for socially vulnerable individuals
    Project Angel Food – Home delivered medically tailored meals program for critically ill people
    Northern Illinois Food Bank – Build healthy communities program
    Greater Chicago Food Depository – Prepared meals program

Building STEM Foundations to promote educational equity from kindergarten through college:

    Project Scientist – Phased national expansion of STEAM programming and gender- and race-equitable teacher training through the Project Scientist Teaching Institute
    Thrive Scholars – STEM pathways (Technology, Engineering and Life Sciences) support and Boston expansion

Takeda recently published Caring for Tomorrow: 2023 U.S. Community Impact Report, an annual report that provides a comprehensive overview of the initiatives and partnerships that are making a difference in the lives of communities across the country. Further details on the company’s U.S. CSR, health equity and diversity, equity and inclusion programs can be found in the report.

Learn more about Takeda’s U.S. CSR Program and its philanthropic strategy here. You can find more details about Takeda’s Global CSR Program here.

About Takeda

Takeda is focused on creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. We aim to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments in our core therapeutic and business areas, including gastrointestinal and inflammation, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, oncology, neuroscience and vaccines. Together with our partners, we aim to improve the patient experience and advance a new frontier of treatment options through our dynamic and diverse pipeline. As a leading values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, we are guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Our employees in approximately 80 countries and regions are driven by our purpose and are grounded in the values that have defined us for more than two centuries. For more information, visit www.takeda.com.

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Megan Ostrower megan.ostrower@takeda.com

 

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