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 2020 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 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.
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
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Carron Basu Ray
Director of Programmes
Director, Media Freedom Programmes
Director, Inclusive Economies Programmes
Director of Product & Technology
Director of TrustLaw
Editor in Chief
Director of Development
Director of Strategy & Impact
Director of Communications
Chairman of the Board, Former CEO of Thomson Reuters
President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Company
Group Head of Marketing, London Stock Exchange Group
COO - Customer Markets, Thomson Reuters
Producer, 60 Minutes
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.
President & CEO, Scholastic Inc and President, TRF Inc
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
Former SVP, Brand Strategy of Reuters, Ltd
Global Head of Social Impact, YouTube
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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