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About the Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has one goal: action for impact.

We don’t give grants. Instead we use our unique set of skills to run programmes that trigger change and empower people: free legal assistance, media development and in-depth coverage of the world’s under-reported stories.

We stand for human rights, women's empowerment, better governance, greater transparency, and for the rule of law. We strive to provide concrete solutions. We achieve real impact.

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Our History

About the Foundation

We don’t give grants. Instead we use our unique set of skills to run programmes that trigger change and empower people: free legal assistance, media development and in-depth coverage of the world’s under-reported stories.

We stand for human rights, women's empowerment, better governance, greater transparency, and for the rule of law. We strive to provide concrete solutions. We achieve real impact.

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Our history. Watch the video.

Our Key Areas of Focus:

Our key areas of focus

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

The Thomson Reuters Foundation uses its unique set of skills to help women worldwide know and defend their rights. We run a number of groundbreaking programmes aimed at empowering women through news, information, free legal assistance and media development. Our Trust Women Conference is dedicated to putting the rule of law behind women’s rights.

Trust Women Conference Women's Rights News TrustLaw Connect
ANTI CORRUPTION AND GOVERNANCE

We believe transparency and accountability are essential to good governance. Through special events throughout the year and via our own exclusive reporting we shine a light on how corruption corrodes development, worsens poverty and undermines the rule of law.

Anti Corruption Journalism Training Anti Corruption News TrustLaw Connect
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE

We have created the world’s leading market place for free legal assistance. Our TrustLaw Connect service brings together the world’s best law firms and high-impact NGOs and social enterprises in need of free legal help.

From Zimbabwe and South Sudan to China and Brazil, we are spreading the practice of pro bono to new frontiers.

TrustLaw Connect
HUMANITARIAN NEWS

Our global team of 25 journalists provide information on the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time, including natural disasters, conflicts, refugees, hunger, diseases and climate change. They report the world’s under-reported stories, the ‘forgotten’ crises that rarely make mainstream headlines. Our news service has become an essential tool for relief workers, donors, policy makers, students, journalists and the general public.

AlertNet
HUMAN IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Our AlertNet Climate news service covers the human and development impacts of climate change, focusing on adaptation, climate compatible development, security issues, disaster risk reduction and forest protection. Our network includes over 80 journalists who report from developing countries most at risk from a warming planet.

AlertNet Climate
POLLS

Our polls put human rights, corruption and the rule of law at the heart of the news agenda. The result of a close collaboration with the world’s leading gender experts, the Foundation’s latest polls – Women’s Right’s in the Arab World (2013) The Best and Worst G20 Countries to be a Woman (2012) and The Worst Countries to be a Woman (2011) - obtained extensive media coverage around the word.

The Worst Countries To Be A Woman Poll The Best and Worst G20 Countries To Be A Woman Poll Women's rights in the Arab world
SOCIAL INNOVATION

We help and support those social entrepreneurs working to alleviate some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Our news coverage is focused on solutions provided by these entrepreneurs to help advance development, end poverty and empower women.

Our TrustLaw Connect service supports hundreds of social enterprises with innovative approaches to solving social and environmental challenges.

TrustLaw Connect Social Innovation News
MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

The Thomson Reuters Foundation contributes to the enhancement of journalism standards across the world. The Foundation’s TrustMedia service has trained more than 11,000 journalists across 170 countries on everything from elections and sports reporting to covering health crises, women's rights and corruption.

Journalism Training Media and Communications Training Aswat Masriya Reuters Oxford Institute
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Where you can find us

Head office

Thomson Reuters Building

30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf

London, E14 5EP, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44(0)20 7542 7015

People

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CONTACT US

Contact us

DONATIONS

Donations

MEDIA CENTRE

Media centre

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is a vibrant and diverse organisation offering a number of groundbreaking services – news, information, free legal assistance and media development. All our initiatives have one common goal: action.

Our journalists are resident-experts in the areas of: women’s rights, anti-corruption, climate change and humanitarian news.

They often provide comments and in-depth analysis to several media organisation, internationally, and in several languages. From television shows to radios, from magazines to podcasts, our team is a formidable asset for any media outlet around the world. We often report exclusive award-winning stories and we are happy to comment on them and to share them with you. At no cost.

Our CEO, Monique Villa, is a passionate defender of women’s rights and a champion of women’s empowerment. A former journalist, Monique is a great speaker, and is familiar with a live TV environment. She is often in the news and is available for interviews. Monique is fluent in French and Italian.

If you would like to know how the Thomson Reuters Foundation can help add value to your coverage of humanitarian news and issues related to women’s rights, governance and accountability, climate change and social innovation, please call our Communication Media Helpline on: +44 (0) 207 542 5455.

Thomson Reuters Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales (registration number: 1082139).

Thomson Reuters Foundation Inc, a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters Foundation, is a New York registered not-for-profit 501c3.

VACANCIES

Vacancies

OFFICES

Offices

  • London - Head office

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf

    London, E14 5EP

    United Kingdom

    General enquiries: +44(0)20 7542 7015

    News: +44(0)20 7542 3344

    TrustLaw Connect, Jobs and Pictures: +44(0)20 7542 0240

    Media Development (including journalism and media training): +44(0)20 7542 7015

    Media Enquiries: +44(0)20 7542 5455

  • New York

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    3 Times Square

    New York NY 10036

    United States

    General enquiries: +1 646 223 4282

  • Washington

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    1333 H St NW – 4th Floor

    Washington DC 20005

    United States

    General enquiries: +1 202 898 8320

  • Bogota

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Calle 94-A No 13-34

    Bogota

    Colombia

    General enquiries: +571 634 4090

  • Beijing

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    F2, Central Tower, Chemsunny World Trade Centre

    No.28 Fuxingmennei Street

    Beijing 100031

    China

    General enquiries: +86 10 6627 1358

  • Bangkok

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    35th Floor, U Chu Liang

    968 Rama IV Road

    Bangkok 10500

    Thailand

    General enquiries: +662 648 9727

  • Cairo

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Floor 21 Bank Masr Tower

    153 Mohamed Farid Street

    Downtown, Cairo

    Egypt

  • Dakar

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Rue des Ecrivains angle Rue G, Point E

    Dakar

    45541

    Senegal

  • Delhi

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    10th Floor Birla House

    25 Barakhamba Road

    Delhi 110001

    India

  • Mumbai

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Peninsula Corporate Park, 3rd Floor

    Nicholas Piramal Tower, B Wing

    Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, (Off Senapati Bapat Marg), Lower Parel

    400 013 Mumbai

    India

    General enquiries: +91 0226180 7086

  • Nairobi

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    12th Floor Finance House, Loita Street

    Nairobi

    Kenya

    General enquiries: +254 20 310620

  • Rio de Janeiro

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Av Presidente Wilson, 231

    12 Andar Sala 1201

    Rio de Janeiro

    20030021

  • Johannesburg

    Thomson Reuters Foundation

    38 West Street, Sandton

    4th Floor, The Chelsea Reuters SA

    Johannesburg

    2196