Partnering With Takeda's Corporate Social 
Responsibility Program

Open Hand is proud to be named among eight new partners of Takeda’s new U.S. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program.  

Takeda recently announced a grant to support 273,000 medically tailored meals for Open Hand, which will support medically tailored meals for socially vulnerable individuals who don’t qualify for Open Hand services through other funding sources.  

“This generous grant from Takeda will help us provide 350 people with meals for a full year, which undoubtedly will have a significant impact on their overall health…because Food is Medicine,” said Matthew Pieper, Open Hand Executive Director.  

To create greater impact and foster equity in under-resourced communities, Takeda is focusing its philanthropic efforts on the two areas of Food is Health and Building STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Foundations and providing larger, multi-year grants to select nonprofits. Combined with previous investments since 2021, Takeda’s total contribution to these initiatives now amounts to $54.1 million. 

“By focusing our efforts on Food is Health and Building STEM Foundations, we are evolving our program to address two areas of significant need that will help build up communities and narrow disparities that can prevent people from realizing their full potential," said Julie Kim, president of Takeda’s U.S. Business Unit and U.S. Country Head. "We are excited to continue this important work with our new partners, collectively striving to drive long-term impact within our local communities and more broadly.”  

Takeda provides support to address these critical needs and make a positive impact on people's lives. Further details on the company’s U.S. CSR, health equity and diversity, equity and inclusion programs can be found in their 2023 Community Impact Report.