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.Download 2019 Annual Report & Accounts
All proceeds from our income-generating commercial activities are reinvested in the Foundation’s charitable activities.
How we raised our funding in 2019:
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 2019. Total donations (including Gifts in Kind) from the Thomson Reuters Group amounted to £6.7M in 2019.
Donations of services and facilities include office space, advertising, support staff, professional services from other corporations and support with our marketing and advertising.
The Foundation carries out communications training through its trading subsidiary, Reuters Foundation Consultants Ltd. Other trading income is earned through commercial sponsorships of the Trust Conference. 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 in 2019 to support its core programmes. Funders over £100K in 2019 included:
• Omidyar Network Fund
• C&A Foundation (Laudes Foundation from 2nd March 2020)
• UK Postcode Heroes Trust
• The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
• World Vision UK
• The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
• Deutsche Bank
• Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
• Gates Foundation
• Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
• BBC Media Action
- Management Team
- Board of Trustees
- TRF Inc. Trustees
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Global Development Director
Editor in Chief
Director of Communications
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Strategy & Impact
Director of TrustLaw
Director of Digital
Director of Inclusive Economies
Head of Journalism & Media Programmes
Chairman of the Board, Former CEO of Thomson Reuters
President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Company
Former Reuters Editor-in-Chief
Chief Marketing Officer, Refinitiv
COO - Customer Markets, Thomson Reuters
Producer, 60 Minutes
Chair, Queens Museum, New York
Regional Director for Hivos Foundation (Eastern Africa)
Mary Alice Vuicic
Chief People Officer, Thomson Reuters
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.
Courtney Diesel O’Donnell
Head of External Affairs at Airbnb
Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs
Senior Brand and Marketing Strategist
Chair, Queens Museum, New York
The Thomson Reuters Foundation has received a number of awards in recognition of its work across multiple sectors and mediums.
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