Astellas is committed to improving health literacy in the aging population with a focus on prevention. Astellas provides funding to non-profit organizations that deliver programs that serve diverse populations to ensure inclusive access to health in Astellas' therapeutic areas.


Astellas is not currently soliciting requests at this time. A new RFP cycle will open later this year and details will be posted here. We thank you for your interest in the Astellas Grants program.


Women's Health Foundation (WHF)
WHF In The Field

Photo courtesy of Greater Auburn Gresham Development

Astellas awarded a $20,000 grant to a new initiative of the Women’s Health Foundation (WHF)—the Pelvic Health Community Initiatives Expansion Project. The project will enable WHF to expand its successful pelvic health program to meet the critical need for pelvic health education among low-income, Hispanic women in Chicago, Miami and Houston. The barriers to necessary care and information about pelvic health disorders are great for these women because they are often disengaged from the health system. Additionally, language and cultural differences can prevent them from receiving and understanding health information. The Project is reaching approximately 600 women in the target population, using pelvic health educational materials tailored to the language, cultural norms and literacy levels of these women. Helping break down these barriers and making resources more easily accessible is what the “Living Smart” program at Astellas is all about.

Learn more about Women's Health Foundation.

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Inc.

Astellas provides funding to National Cancer Survivors Day, a cherished annual Celebration of Life held in hundreds of communities nationwide on the first Sunday in June. It is a day for cancer survivors to stand together and show the world what life after cancer looks like. It is also a day to acknowledge the contributions of the families, friends, healthcare providers and researchers who support survivors in their fight for life.The organization supports hundreds of hospitals, support groups and other cancer related organizations that host NCSD events in their communities by providing free guidance, education and networking. The mission is to educate the public on the issues of cancer survivorship in order to better the quality of life for survivors.

Learn more about National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Inc..

NPHF/Astellas Promoting Heart Health Across the Age Span Award Program
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I'm happy to tell you that I will be presenting my findings as an oral presentation at the American Heart Association 2015 Scientific Sessions this November in Orlando—and an abstract will be published afterward in the journal, Circulation. Around 20,000 attend the AHA Scientific Sessions and I am thrilled that they are interested in my research! Many, many thanks to NPHF and Astellas for supporting this project.

Lorraine Novosel, PhD, CRNP, GNP-BC
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
An award winner for the project
“Depression and CVD in Older Adults"

Through its “Living Smart” initiative, Astellas provides funds to support projects that promote heart health in partnership with the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF). The program helps improve health status and quality of care through nurse practitioner innovations in clinical practice, research, or education. It targets the prevention of heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death among men and women in the United States. The annual program provides five awards of $4,000 each to practicing NPs or NP students for projects that promote heart health in children, adults and aging adults. Project results are disseminated through presentations at clinical meetings and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Learn more about Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation.