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Striving to create an exceptional people experience for our patients, communities, partners and employees

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Takeda strives to have a workplace as diverse as the patients we serve. We are committed to embracing differences, exploring possibilities and developing our employees. Our success depends on fostering an inclusive environment where all employees are welcomed, empowered and inspired to use their unique voices and talents. This is how we will find innovative approaches to serve our patients, customers and communities. This is how we will reach our highest potential together.

Our team-focused culture incorporates many ideas, perspectives and viewpoints in our determination to put patients at the center of everything we do. Our inclusive programs and policies make Takeda a workplace of choice where talented professionals can grow and flourish.

Takeda Resource Groups

Takeda Resource Groups (TRGs) bring together employees with shared backgrounds and life experiences, as well as supporting allies, to advance business goals and foster an inclusive work environment. Collectively, they represent a diverse and global community. TRGs are organizationally aligned and committed to leading initiatives that positively impact our patients, communities, employees and workplace.


  • Build diverse and inspired teams by engaging with the world around us through meaningful community outreach
  • Enhance our decision-making processes
  • Strengthen and shape our culture
  • Help drive innovative solutions cultivated through insightful engagement with diverse patients, caregivers and business partners

Inclusive Culture

We continually broaden our efforts to ensure a fully inclusive culture to secure our place as an employer of choice, as a valued contributor within the communities in which we live and work, and as a leader in providing innovative solutions for patients.

Current programs that further these goals include:

  • Diverse recruiting initiatives and partnerships
  • Cross-cultural awareness training and resources
  • Flexible employee policies and programs
  • Healthcare Business Women’s (HBA) mentor program
  • Performance-based recognition
  • Community outreach programs
  • Supplier diversity programs
  • Cross-functional U.S. Diversity Council and Field Task Force

Takeda is committed to fostering workplace development, diversity and  inclusion across the biotechnology industry. We’re dedicated to being at the forefront of efforts to develop a diverse and talented global workforce.

Commitment to Community

Takeda has a long history of supporting nonprofit organizations through corporate giving, employee volunteerism and employee giving. Our Growing Communities program enables us to engage our employees and make meaningful contributions to support the communities where we live and work in the U.S., aiming to build deep, impactful relationships with our community partners.

Please visit Takeda’s global website to learn more about our global corporate social responsibility (CSR) program or choose a specific U.S. commitment to explore.

Corporate Giving

Takeda’s purpose of “better health for people, brighter future for the world” serves as the inspiration for our corporate giving efforts. We seek to reduce the social disparities affecting communities in need by supporting meaningful programs in two focus areas: Food is Health and Building STEM Foundations.

Food is Health

  • Access to nutritional food
  • Medically tailored meals
  • Elimination of swamps and deserts
  • Urban farming

Eating a healthy diet is essential for maintaining good health and preventing chronic diseases. By providing access to healthy food and promoting education and awareness around healthy eating habits, we can help support communities in need and take an active role in improving healthcare and overall well-being. This is why we support programs that focus on the role of food in improving health.

The lack of good, healthy food burdens the U.S. health care system with an estimated $53 billion in avoidable expenses each year, says Feeding America. The pandemic further increased the demand for nutritious food and inflation put affordable healthy food out of reach for many working families. Yet good nutrition is essential for people to stay healthy.

We work with partners to provide the right nutrition to those who need it the most. Incorporating healthy foods into diets can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer. In addition, a healthy diet can improve mental health, boost energy levels and promote healthy aging.

Building STEM Foundations

  • K-8 math
  • High school STEM enrichment
  • College success

To solve many of the most pressing challenges facing the world, like climate change and population health, we need diverse perspectives in science and technology. By investing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, we can prepare the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers to drive progress and shape the future. We support programs in the areas of K-8 math, high school STEM enrichment and college success.

Building a strong foundation in STEM subjects is critical for students who aspire to pursue careers in science. STEM education provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to solve complex problems, think critically, and innovate. By developing a strong understanding of STEM fundamentals, students can pursue careers of tremendous impact.

STEM education can also help students develop important life skills such as teamwork, communication, and adaptability, which are essential for success in any career. By investing in STEM education, we can prepare the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers who will drive progress and shape the future. We focus on supporting programs in the areas of K-8 math, high school STEM enrichment and college success.

If your organization is interested in applying for a U.S. philanthropic grant, within one of these two areas of focus, we are accepting grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.
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If you have questions about our program or applying for a grant, please contact [email protected]
What are Takeda’s U.S. philanthropic focus areas?

We focus on impacting our most vulnerable populations and support programming in the following two areas:

  • Food is Health
  • Building STEM Foundations

Does Takeda target specific geographical areas?

Our focus is on programs that positively impact communities in the United States. We do try to support programs that are near our major facilities in Greater Boston, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Brooklyn Park, MN.

How does an organization apply for philanthropic grants?

If you’re interested in applying for a philanthropic grant, please submit an application through our grant request system. We will only consider application requests submitted through this system.

When is Takeda’s application deadline?

Takeda has a rolling application process through our fiscal year (April 1- March 31) and will review requests two times a year.

Will Takeda accept multi-year philanthropic requests?

Yes! We understand that programs need stable support to be successful, so we are open to reviewing multi-year proposals. Takeda’s goal is to make impactful investments in the community meeting a program’s need.

How will we know if Takeda received our online application successfully?

You’ll receive an automated response through our request system once you have successfully submitted your application.

As a grant applicant, can I complete part of the grant request and return to it later?

Yes. Once you register within Takeda’s online request system, you will be able to save your progress and return to your application at a later time.

For online proposals, when and how will applicants be notified of a decision?

You’ll receive an automated response from our request system when a decision is made on your application. If you are awarded a grant, you will also receive a follow-up call directly from the Community Engagement team.

What is the review and selection process for grant requests?

Takeda has a U.S. Philanthropic Review Committee, which meets two times annually to evaluate and select which programs best align with our giving pillars, will have the greatest impact and demonstrate an innovative approach to addressing the needs of the community.

How long will it take to receive a decision?

Decisions will be communicated within 48 hours of a final decision. Our review committee meets two times per year to evaluate and decide on philanthropic grant requests.

How much time is required to complete the online application?

The time it takes to complete the application process varies. Typically, it takes between 30-60 minutes to complete an application.

What materials do I need to complete the application?

To complete the application, you’ll be asked specific organizational information, budget and financial information for the program and organization, program or event information, supporting documentation for your program or event and the organization.

May I contact Takeda staff if I have questions or problems with my application?

If you have questions about your application or the request system, please reach out using the help function within the request system. If you have specific program or funding questions, feel free to reach out to [email protected].

How does an organization apply for sponsorships (such as events, galas or fundraisers)?

If you’re interested in applying for an event sponsorship, please submit an application through Takeda’s Sponsorship Request System. We’re only able to consider requests that have completed an application in the request system.

Learn more about our U.S. CSR program and other highlights in our Community Impact Report.


Takeda employees contribute countless volunteer hours each year – serving on boards, acting as mentors and participating in community activities. We support these efforts for employees through our Growing Communities program, highlighting volunteer opportunities across the U.S., as well as providing Community Currency (also known as volunteer grants) for hours served.

Our employee volunteer program provides an opportunity for our employees to give back within our local communities, either through company organized volunteer events or individually.

If you would like to suggest a volunteer opportunity or have questions, please contact [email protected].

Employee Giving

Our U.S. Employee Matching Gift program, Community Currency program and disaster relief campaigns reach nonprofit organizations in nearly every state in the U.S.

Through employee giving, Takeda employees are empowered to support their communities through financial donations and Community Currency.

Employee Matching Gifts

Employees receive a
match for contributions
made to
eligible nonprofit

Community Currency

Employees receive $10 in
Community Currency for
every hour volunteered,
which can then be
donated to a U.S. charity*.

Volunteer Paid Time Off

Employees are eligible
for up to 16 hours
of paid time off
to volunteer

* Up to $7,500 blended total per individual employee.

Scientific Philanthropic Giving

Takeda has built an agile global R&D organization, driven by innovative science. This focus on unlocking innovation and delivering potentially transformative therapies to patients extends to our R&D Science Philanthropy initiative, which prioritizes programs that enable cross-industry partnerships and collaboration to accelerate the speed of innovation and support education and career development among aspiring and experienced scientists.

We focus our R&D Science Philanthropy efforts on partnerships that may offer non-traditional approaches to common challenges (e.g. data standards and data sharing, speed and cost of clinical trials, pandemic preparedness, etc.) and programs that support the scientific aspirations of students or career scientists who may wish to further develop their careers within the industry.

To ensure that the programs we support align with our science philanthropy goals we research and proactively invite partnership opportunities and we do not generally support unsolicited requests for funding. For more information, please contact [email protected].

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