What is the Flying Star Fund?

The Flying Star Fund, established in 1996 by Astellas’ employee volunteers is a Matching Gift program which matches employee donations made throughout the year. Through the Flying Star Fund, Astellas provides donations of wheelchair-accessible vans to welfare facilities and nonprofit organizations for children with intractable diseases.

Wheelchair-accessible van donation

Number of donated vans Total number of donated vans since 1997
4 215

Donations to NPO for children with intractable diseases.

Name of supported organization Amount (yen)
Japan CliniClowns Association 240,000
Shine On! Kids 370,000
Hospital Art Lab 130,000
Smiling Hospital Japan 260,000
Total 1,000000