Thomson Reuters Foundation is the charitable arm of the world’s leading provider of news and information.
We run unique programmes around the world that trigger change and empower people: from legal assistance to media development and in-depth coverage of the underreported news stories like corruption, women's rights and humanitarian issues.
Our initiatives stand for better governance, greater transparency, more effective humanitarian relief and a robust global press.
We provide news, information and connections for action.
Our 25 journalists around the world provide exclusive multimedia content on humanitarian issues, women’s rights, climate change, anti-corruption, good governance and social innovation.
Unlike other corporate foundations, we don’t give grants. Instead, we use our expertise to run programs that catalyse change and empower people to make a difference.
We believe fast, reliable information can save lives.
In humanitarian crises, trusted information is as important as tarpaulins and food parcels. It helps aid agencies respond effectively and affected populations take control of their recovery.
We have created the world’s leading marketplace for pro bono legal assistance.
Our programmes connect thousand of lawyers willing to work for free with NGOs and social enterprises.
From Zimbabwe and South Sudan to China and Brazil, we are spreading the practice of pro bono to new frontiers.
We help women worldwide know and defend their rights.
Our journalists and content partners provide a steady stream of useful news and information.
Our annual Trust Women Conference is dedicated to putting the rule of law behind women’s rights.
We believe transparency and accountability are essential to good governance.
Through events and our own exclusive reporting, we shine a light on how corruption corrodes development, worsens poverty and undermines the rule of law.
We promote the highest standards of journalism.
Drawing on more than 150 years of Reuters experience, we train journalists worldwide in principles of fast, accurate and impartial reporting.
We support research into international comparative journalism and have set up independent news agencies in countries in transition.
2012 was a year of tremendous expansion and innovation for The Thomson Reuters Foundation. Our impact had global reach.
TrustLaw Connect topped the 1,000 membership mark, providing free legal assistance to more than 750 charities and social enterprises around the world.
TrustMedia set up Aswat Masriya, an independent and unbiased news website in Egypt.
The Trust Women conference generated concrete commitments to action to help women know and defend their rights.