About us

We work to advance media freedom, raise awareness of human rights issues, and foster more inclusive economies.

Who we are

We are the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. We work to advance media freedom, raise awareness of human rights issues, and foster more inclusive economies.

Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique services to drive systemic change.

Our mission is to inspire collective leadership, empowering people to shape free, fair and informed societies.


Our work is supported by an annual donation from Thomson Reuters and via grants specifically dedicated to supporting our core services, as well as by the generosity of our external donors and sponsors

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All proceeds from our income-generating commercial activities are reinvested in the Foundation’s philanthropic activities.

How we raised our funding in 2018:


The Foundation would like to thank the Thomson Reuters Group for its continuing support to the Foundation's core programmes in 2018. Total donations (including Gifts in Kind) from the TR Group amounted to £6.9M in 2018.

Programme funding

The Foundation would like to thank all funders for income received in 2018 to support its core programmes. Funders over £100K in 2018 included:

Omidyar Network Fund
The Rockefeller Foundation
C&A Foundation
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
UBS Optimus Foundation
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation

Gifts in kind

Donations of services and facilities from third parties include office space, advertising and support staff from the Thomson Reuters Group, professional services from other corporations and support with our marketing and advertising.

Income-generating commercial activities

The Foundation carries out media and journalism training through its trading arm Reuters Foundation Consultants Ltd. All profits raised are reinvested back into Thomson Reuters Foundation.


  • Management Team
  • Board of Trustees
  • TRF Inc. Trustees
    • Antonio Zappulla

      Chief Executive Officer
    • Nick Glicher

      Chief Operating Officer
    • Rommel Moseley

      Global Development Director
    • Belinda Goldsmith

      Editor in Chief
    • Jenny Vereker

      Director of Communications
    • Seema Soni

      Chief Financial Officer
    • Tendik Tynystanov

      Director of Strategy & Impact
    • Giulia Corinaldi

      Director of Inclusive Economies
    • Jim Smith

      Chairman of the Board, Former CEO of Thomson Reuters
    • David Binet

      President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Company
    • Stephen Adler

      Editor-in-Chief, Reuters
    • Lawton Fitt

      Director, Ciena Corporation
    • Susan Gibson

    • Geert Linnebank

      Former Reuters Editor-in-Chief
    • Eileen Lynch

      Chief Marketing Officer, Refinitiv
    • Brian Peccarelli

      COO - Customer Markets, Thomson Reuters
    • Nicole Young

      Producer, 60 Minutes
    • Peter Warwick

      Former Chief People Officer, Thomson Reuters
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation Inc. is a registered not-for-profit organisation under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Federal Tax ID # 13-4192037. Thomson Reuters Foundation Inc. retains full control and discretion over the use of funding.

    • Courtney Diesel O’Donnell

      Head of External Affairs at Airbnb
    • Annya Schiffrin

      Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs
    • Elizabeth Freeman

      Senior Brand and Marketing Strategist
    • Peter Warwick

      Former Chief People Officer, Thomson Reuters


The Thomson Reuters Foundation has received a number of awards in recognition of its work across multiple sectors and mediums.

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