• Inform. Connect. Empower.

    We act to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide

  • Who We Are

    We are the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s biggest news and information provider. We are registered as an independent charity both in the UK and in the USA.

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  • Our Programmes

    We promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. Our programmes inform, connect and ultimately empower people around the world.

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  • Thought Leadership

    We bring together corporations, civil society, activists, philanthropists and top decision makers to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.

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  • Our Impact

    We give a voice to the voiceless, put the rule of law behind human rights, and take action to strengthen the media and civil society around the world.

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  • Action Circle

    The Action Circle is a global philanthropic network dedicated to accelerating the impact of the Thomson Reuters Foundation around the world.

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Who we are

We are the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s biggest news and information provider. We are registered as an independent charity both in the UK and in the USA.

A corporate foundation

We are geared to action. We leverage the know-how, reach and reputation of Thomson Reuters to run free programmes that promote the highest standards in journalism and spread excellence in the practice of legal pro bono worldwide. We act as a source of unbiased thought leadership in areas including slavery and human trafficking, women’s rights and climate and resilience.

A trusted connector

As the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, we are uniquely placed to engage businesses, governments, thought leaders and civil society, and forge strategic partnerships to tackle some of the world’s most pressing socio-economic issues. Our partners trust our expertise, values, and ability to deliver.

An impact multiplier

We do not give grants; we receive them to run free programmes and services that better equip people and organisations to drive positive change around the world. Our extensive reach and unique network allow us to amplify the impact of these grants given to us by individuals, corporations, and foundations. Our goal is to achieve impact at scale.

Our programmes

We promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. Our programmes inform, connect and empower people around the world.

  • Under-Reported News

    We cover the news overlooked by mainstream media because it triggers debate and leads to fairer and better informed societies. All our stories are available for republication free of charge.
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  • TrustLaw

    We spread excellence in the practice of pro bono worldwide. We work with the world’s best law firms to provide free legal assistance and ground-breaking research to NGOs and social enterprises.
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  • Trust Conference

    We convene thought leaders, decision makers and activists to take action to fight modern slavery and put the rule of law behind human rights.
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  • Media Development

    We promote the highest standards in journalism by training reporters around the world to cover news accurately and impartially.
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  • Corporate Training

    We deliver innovative media training solutions to governments and organisations worldwide. All proceeds help fund our philanthropic activities.
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  • Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

    We fund the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, the world’s leading research centre for comparative journalism, and publisher of the Digital News Report.
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Thought Leadership

By strategically combining the power of our programmes we are able to provide unique expertise and offer high-impact solutions to tackle global issues.

Our primary thought leadership areas are:

We also make a significant contribution towards: Social Entrepreneurship, Land & Property Rights, Refugees Rights and LGBTQ Rights.

Our impact

We give a voice to the voiceless, put the rule of law behind human rights, and take action to strengthen the media and civil society around the world.

  • TrustLaw Member Bempu Health’s Device Named One of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2017

    An innovative bracelet manufactured by TrustLaw member Bempu Health has been named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2017.
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  • India to offer jobs to manual sand miners after deaths exposé

    Authorities in western India have begun the process of offering alternative work to men risking their lives illegally mining sand, after a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation in July uncovered at least two deaths in the past year.
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  • Policing cyberspace to fight sex crimes and child porn in India

    Pro bono lawyers from India, Canada and the US joined forces to support a leading anti-trafficking non-profit in its quest to stop the distribution of images and videos of sexual violence in India.
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Action Circle

The Action Circle is a global philanthropic network dedicated to accelerating the impact of the Thomson Reuters Foundation around the world. The exclusive network includes individuals and organisations who share our vision, values and commitment to action.

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Members include thought leaders, business executives, philanthropists, artists and impact investors. Together, they support the growth of the Thomson Reuters Foundation through contributing their time, talent and resources.

This unique and exceptional mix of people constitutes the basis for a dynamic network of strategic supporters allowing us to advance our mission to inform, connect and empower people around the world.

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