CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced that 21 new U.S. non-profit organizations have received grants as part of the company’s $19.5 million commitment to its FY2022 Corporate Social Responsibility program. Combined with its initial investment of $20 million in FY2021, Takeda is delivering a collective amount of $39.5 million to help improve equity among under-resourced communities in the areas of health, education, the environment and providing access to healthy foods.
“When we launched our U.S. Corporate Social Responsibility program in FY2021, our aim was to help communities address these four specific areas of social disparities that affect a person’s overall health. Our goal was to plant a seed to help enable long-term, sustainable and meaningful change,” said Julie Kim, president of Takeda’s U.S. Business Unit and U.S. Country Head. “As we evolve our program, we will continue listening to our communities and partners so we can help them make meaningful change locally, while also looking for ways to scale and widen the impact.”
Takeda’s U.S. Corporate Social Responsibility grant applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from the beginning of its fiscal year (April) through the end (March). Takeda partners with local and regional organizations that align with its philanthropic focus areas and share its values and commitment to improving people’s lives for the better.
Takeda’s FY2022 U.S. CSR Grantees
The work of these 21 organizations will help expand community support in the communities of Greater Boston, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Los Angeles.
Promoting Food System Equity for vulnerable families in communities around the country:
- Atlanta Community Food Bank – Community Food Centers
- Common Threads – Nutrition and Healthy Cooking Education Programs
- Food Connect – Los Angeles Food Rescue and Meals Distribution Program
- Food For Free – Just Eats Program
- Georgia Organics – Family Farm Share Program
- Greater Chicago food Bank – Addressing Food Insecurity and Strengthening Local Food Systems
- Urban Farming Institute – Growing Health in Communities of Color
Promoting Health Equity to create social, physical and economic environments that promote health equity for all:
- Acumen America – Health Equity Program
- Boston Community Pediatrics – Integrated Care Navigation and Wellness Program
- Mama’s Kitchen – Home Delivered Meal Service
- Martha’s Table – Health and Wellness Program
- Open Arms – Cultural Meals Program
- Red Sox Foundation – Dimock Center Partnership
Supporting Healthier Environments to enhance climate resiliency initiatives:
- American Forests – Wildfire Restoration and Tree Equity Catalyst Fund
- American Red Cross – Annual Disaster Giving Fund Program
- Charles River Conservancy – Floating Wetland Program
- San Diego River Park Foundation – Better San Diego riverfront Program
- Tree Trust – Neighborhood Tree Canopy Project
Promoting Greater Educational Equity to help advance K-8 math programs to promote greater educational equity:
- Breakthrough Greater Boston – Enhanced Math Education Initiative
- Out Teach – Harnessing the Power of Outdoor Learning Program
- Project Scientist – K-8 Math Curriculum and Teaching Institute
Highlights and progress on the company’s U.S. Corporate Social Responsibility program is further detailed in the company’s recently debuted Takeda Cares for Communities Report, a comprehensive look at the initiatives and partnerships that are making a difference in the lives of communities across the country.
Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI), with expertise in immune and inflammatory diseases. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.
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