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 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.

Trading activities

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

Our People

  • 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
    • Carolina Henriquez-Schmitz

      Director of TrustLaw
    • Ziad Ramley

      Director of Digital
    • Giulia Corinaldi

      Director of Inclusive Economies
    • William Church

      Head of Journalism & Media Programmes
    • 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
    • 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

      Chair, Queens Museum, New York
    • 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.

    • 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

      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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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