Commitment to Community

Takeda has a natural connection with organizations working to improve people’s lives through progress in medicine and health care. We gladly support the communities where we live and work in the United States, donating around $1.8m annually through our corporate philanthropy programs.

Takeda Cares

Takeda Cares is Takeda’s U.S. Business Unit’s signature corporate giving program. Takeda Cares embodies our mission of striving toward better health and a brighter future for people worldwide through innovation in medicine.

The Takeda Cares program supports the communities where our employees live and work—both those near the company's U.S. Commercial headquarters in Lake County, Illinois, and across the U.S. through our field based programs. The program’s corporate giving efforts are focused in three key areas:

  • Health
  • Science education
  • Community vitality 


Connecting employees to our communities

Takeda employees contribute countless volunteer hours each year; serving on boards, acting as mentors, and participating in community activities. We support their efforts by offering two days of paid time off per year to use for volunteering activities of their choice.

Takeda encourages employee giving through the programs below:

• Matching Gift Program: Takeda will match each employee’s contribution of up to $5000 per year.
• Individual Volunteer Awards: Takeda provides a donation to organizations at which our employees volunteer 30 hours or more within a year.

Our Partners

Our Takeda Cares program is focused on building a sustainable STEM pipeline. We have longstanding partnerships with the following organizations to impact young minds at key stages from elementary through tertiary education.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Providing onsite mentoring to elementary students, we support the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide children facing adversity with professionally supported one-to-one relationships that help children to make smarter choices and lead more successful lives.

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
We have partnered with the Museum of Science and Industry since 2012 to support our shared goal of inspiring the next generation of inventors and innovators with programs that empower teachers, engage the community and excite students. Takeda supports the Institute for Quality Science Teaching (IQST), sponsoring elementary teachers from under resourced schools to learn a science curriculum to take back to their classrooms.

We also support the MSI’s Science Minors Clubs, the most extensive after-school science resource in Chicago. This program engages over 12,000 children aged 8-13 at more than 130 clubs across the greater Chicago area each year.

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
Takeda partners with Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep offering high school students the opportunity to participate in our corporate work study program.

Disaster Relief
The American Red Cross is our designated non-profit partner for disaster relief efforts.

Living Through Giving 

At Takeda Boston, the Living Through Giving program partners with over 20 non-profit agencies to contribute in a positive and meaningful way within our local community and our industry globally.

Our employees are supported to make a difference and give back year-round through community outreach, disease awareness and STEAM education.