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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.

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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 philanthropic giving, employee giving and employee volunteerism. This unified approach 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 program or choose a specific U.S. commitment to explore.


Philanthropic Giving

Takeda’s purpose of “better health for people, brighter future for the world” serves as the inspiration for our philanthropic giving efforts. We seek to reduce the social disparities affecting underrepresented populations in our communities by supporting meaningful programs in Health, Environment, Learning and Providing (hunger).



Create social, physical
and economic environments
that promote health equity
for all



Support climate resiliency 
initiatives for a healther



Advance early-stage
STEM through K-8
math equity programs



Promote food system
equity for vulnerable

If you are interested in applying for a philanthropic grant, please submit an application through our Donation Request System. You can also submit questions or request more information about our funding programs and eligibility by sending a message to Takeda.Philanthropic@takeda.com.

What are Takeda’s U.S. philanthropic focus areas?

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

  • Health – creating social, physical and economic environments that promote health equity
  • Environment – supporting climate resiliency initiatives for a healthier environment
  • Learning – advancing K-8 math to help promote greater educational equity
  • Providing – promoting food system equity for vulnerable families

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 Donation Request System. We will only consider requests through this system that have completed applications.

When is Takeda’s application deadline?

Takeda has a rolling application process through our fiscal year (April 1- March 31) and will review requests three times a year (May, September, January).

Will Takeda accept multi-year philanthropic requests?

Yes! We understand that programs need to 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 three 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 three times annually (May, September & January) 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 based on the amount on the requestor. 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 request system. If you have specific program or funding questions, feel free to reach out to Takeda.Philanthropic@takeda.com.

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.

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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 RDSciencePhilanthropy@takeda.com.

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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 internal portal that highlights volunteer opportunities across the U.S., as well as by providing volunteer grants for hours served.

If you would like to suggest a volunteer opportunity or have questions, please contact smb.takedacares@takeda.com.

Takeda Cares

Takeda Cares is our signature employee engagement program that provided an opportunity for our employees to give back within our local communities, either through company organized volunteer events, or individually.

It has since grown to a program that incorporates our U.S. Employee Matching Gift program, volunteer grant program, disaster relief, and our annual impact week reaching organizations in nearly every state in the U.S.

Knowing that we can make a difference and have a positive impact on someone’s life is a motivating force that can inspire all of us!

Strengthening the communities where we live and work

In this guest blog, Building Impact shares their perspective on how our ongoing Takeda Cares Week partnership is providing support for neighbors, families, students and veterans around us.


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Employee Engagement

Our employee giving program allows employees to give to their communities through our Employee Matching Gift program, volunteer rewards and individual giving campaigns.

$7,500 / year


Takeda's Employee Matching Gift
program in the U.S. allows
employees to contribute to
eligible nonprofit organizations and
receive a match up to $7,500 annually.*

3 days off annually to volunteer
$25 / 3 hours volunteered


By logging volunteer hours, our
employees also receive volunteer
rewards of $25 for every 3 hours
volunteered, up to $2,000 annually,
which can then be donated to charity.
They are also entitled to three (3) paid days
off each year to be spent volunteering
with the organization of their choice.*

 * As of September 2021


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At Takeda, every member of our team is working towards better health and brighter futures for people worldwide, and to do that we empower them to shine at every step.