At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we stand for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law.
We expose corruption worldwide, and play a leading role in the global fight against human trafficking.
We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world.
We tackle global issues. We achieve lasting impact.
We are an independent charity and receive core funding from Thomson Reuters. Founded on the Thomson Reuters ‘trust principles’, our voice is independent. This means that our work is unbiased, and our initiatives are chosen purely on the basis of the impact they have.
Through TrustLaw we work with the best law firms to provide free legal assistance to NGOs and social enterprises. The service operates in 170 countries and has become the biggest pro bono operation in the world to channel free legal support. 400 law firms are members of TrustLaw, including the majority of the top global firms as well as hundreds of national firms - 60 in India, 12 in mainland China and 14 in Brazil - and many others around the world. In the first three years of Trustlaw, law firms have given $35m in billable hours, bringing huge impact to change makers around the globe.
We are also deeply committed to journalism excellence. We support it through a number of different initiatives: the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, devoted to innovative and comparative international research, the training of hundreds of journalists around the world, and the creation of news platforms for independent media. Our own team of reporters is dedicated to covering the world’s under-reported stories, the issues that mainstream media often overlooks: from human rights abuses to the human impact of climate change, to the social damage caused by endemic corruption.
Our yearly conference, Trust Women, has become a fast growing global movement to put the rule of law behind women’s rights through concrete action. As a direct result of Trust Women, together with the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, we co-hosted a working group to encourage some of the biggest financial institutions in the USA to contribute to the fight against human trafficking. Today, Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Barclays, TD Bank, American Express and Western Union, have accepted to share suspicious data on the credit cards of their clients with law enforcement agencies. Specialised NGOs have designed the red flags banks can look at to identify the financial footprint left by human traffickers and slavers. This powerful collaboration could help thousands of individuals. Your donation will enable the Foundation to:
- Build a network of first class journalists to expose human trafficking and corruption worldwide.
- Spread the practice of pro bono legal services in every country, and amplify the power of TrustLaw by helping social enterprises and NGOs multiply their impact as change makers.
- Put the rule of law behind women’s rights and grow the Trust Women movement for action.
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The Foundation receives an annual donation from Thomson Reuters to support its core programmes. We also receive donations and grants from other corporations, Thomson Reuters staff, and through legacies. Funders who contributed over $100k in grants in the 2012-13 financial year included:
- General Electric
- The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
- The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Arab Partnership and Participation Fund
- European Journalism Centre (EJC)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
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