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.

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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

Enriching Lives
with Philanthropy

Astellas USA Foundation promotes well-being and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education by supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are aimed at achieving healthy lives for all, and ensuring inclusive and equitable education. The Foundation also funds programs that support disaster response. As part of the Living Smart platform, Astellas USA Foundation believes the best way to face a brighter tomorrow is by being prepared today.

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

Funded 58 flights for children with rare medical disorders to top medical facilities in the U.S. through Miracle Flight for Kids

Served 130 people living with autism through Have Dreams’ Healthy Eating Initiative

STEM Education
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.

Provided support to iBIO Institute After School Science Program to deliver lessons to 400 girls at 25 schools + 5 days of summer camp for 200 girls living in high-needs areas

Partnered with Science Buddies to help over 550,000 students participate in its Plant Biology Interest Area

Provided funding to The Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation program that provides STEM enrichment to 750 students

Sponsor Chicago Museum of Science and Industry to help reach 9,000 underserved kids a year via 100+ after-school science clubs

Disaster Response and Preparedness

Furnished 23,000 smoke alarms to Chicagoland homes helping 9,200 families, through partnership with American Red Cross

Helped bring SuperCereal+, a supplemental food for children and adults, to 3,000 pregnant and lactating women to prevent child malnutrition

Sponsor AmeriCares to help provide medical care for 800+ U.S. safety-net health facilities serving 6 million low-income patients annually