About us

We work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights.

Who we are

We are the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights.

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

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We believe that societies around the world should be free, fair and informed.


We use the combined power of journalism and the law to build global awareness of critical issues faced by humanity, inspire collective leadership and help shape a prosperous world where no one is left behind.


Our work is supported by an annual donation from Thomson Reuters and via project funding specifically dedicated to supporting our core services.

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

How we raised our funding in 2020:

Donations (including Gifts in Kind)

The Foundation would like to thank the Thomson Reuters Group for its continuing support to the Foundation's core services in 2020. Total donations (including Gifts in Kind) from the Thomson Reuters Group amounted to £6.6M in 2020.

Donations of services and facilities include office space, support staff, professional services from other corporations and support with our marketing and advertising.

Trading activities

The Foundation carries out training through its trading subsidiary, Reuters Foundation Consultants Ltd. Other trading income is earned through commercial sponsorships such as for the Trust Conference and Stop Slavery Awards. All profits raised are reinvested back into the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Charitable projects funding

The Foundation would like to thank all funders for income received to support its core programmes. Funding over £100K in 2020 included:

Baltic Independent Media
BBC Media Action
Climate and Land Use Alliance
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation)
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Omidyar Network Fund
Skoll Foundation
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
World Vision UK

Our People

    • Antonio Zappulla

      Chief Executive Officer
    • Nick Glicher

      Chief Operating Officer
    • Seema Soni

      Chief Financial Officer
    • Mariam Tadros

      Director of Programmes
    • William Church

      Director, Media Freedom Programmes
    • Photo of Red Godfrey-Sagoo

      Red Godfrey-Sagoo

      Director of Inclusive Economies Programmes
    • Massimo Gibilaro

      Director of Product & Technology
    • Carolina Henriquez-Schmitz

      Director of TrustLaw
    • Yasir Khan

      Editor in Chief
    • Natasha Parker

      Director of Development
    • Tendik Tynystanov

      Director of Strategy & Impact
    • Jenny Vereker

      Director of Communications
    • Jim Smith

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

      Former CEO of The Woodbridge Company Limited
    • Eileen Lynch-Sussan

      VP Marketing, Broadridge
    • Brian Peccarelli

      Former COO - Customer Markets, Thomson Reuters
    • Nicole Young

      Producer, 60 Minutes
    • Mendi Njonjo

      Regional Director for Hivos Foundation (Eastern Africa)
    • Mary Alice Vuicic

      Chief People Officer, Thomson Reuters
    • Vivian Schiller

      Executive Director, Aspen Digital
  • 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.

    • Peter Warwick

      President & CEO, Scholastic Inc and President, TRF Inc
    • Anya Schiffrin

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

      Former SVP, Brand Strategy of Reuters, Ltd
    • Jaya Adapa

      Senior Vice President, Media and Content, Futerra
    • Francesco Bongarrà

      Ambassador of the Republic of San Marino, Chairman of OFCOM San Marino


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

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Our Global Locations and Regional Headquarters

Our Regional Headquarters

New York
Rio de Janeiro
Addis Ababa
Los Angeles
Buenos Aires
  • London

    5 Canada Square
    E14 5AQ


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  • New York

    3 Times Square,
    New York, NY

    +1(0)646 223 4196

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  • Mumbai

    Peninsula Corporate Park
    400 013

    +91(0)0226180 7086

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Annual Report & Accounts

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