Astellas USA Foundation was formed in 2005 at the time of the historical merger of Japan’s third and fifth largest pharmaceutical companies – Yamanouchi and Fujisawa – into Astellas Pharma Inc. As part of the Living Smart platform, Astellas USA Foundation believes the best way to face a brighter tomorrow is by being prepared today.
Astellas USA Foundation promotes well-being and education, which includes a focus on supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals aimed at achieving healthy lives for all. The Foundation also funds programs that inspire the next generation of scientists through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, all of which are critical components of our Living Smart platform.
Charitable grants from Astellas USA Foundation make real differences in people’s lives. Through the Foundation’s gift to the Assistance League of Norman, 150 high-needs children received clothing for school. The Foundation supported the iBIO Institute After School Science program and its summer program, which gave lessons to 400 girls in its after school program, and donated funds to purchase 23,000 smoke alarms for 9,000 Chicagoland homes through support for American Red Cross.
To learn more about Astellas USA Foundation, visit www.astellasusafoundation.org.
Astellas USA Foundation’s Support of American Red Cross
- Provided 23,000 fire alarms to be installed in 9,000 Chicagoland homes to support disaster preparedness
- Delivered disaster relief services to victims of 2015 fall flooding in South Carolina
- Provided ongoing disaster relief resources to those still affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake
Health & Well-Being
Supported United Nation’s Shot@Life to help vaccinate 200,000+ children in Latin America against measles
Gifted clothing to 150 high-needs children through Assistance League of Norman, so they can attend school
Provided a grant to Special Olympics Illinois for 4,500+ free health screenings for athletes with intellectual disabilities
According to the U.S. Department of Education, only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career. The Foundation partners with organizations committed to helping drive interest in this rapidly growing and valuable field.
Disaster Response and Preparedness