The Romulus T. Weatherman Foundation is dedicated to protecting children, defending human rights, and promoting democracy around the world.
The Romulus T. Weatherman Foundation was named to honor Bess Weatherman’s father, a WWII veteran who was wounded while serving on a bomb squad in the Philippines. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he chose to pursue a career in journalism given his strong belief that freedom of the press is essential to democracy and justice. His deep empathy for others and his love of children drive the spirit of the team.
Operations and Logistics
Focuses on improving the precision-delivery of high-impact items such as health products, medicines, medical technology and vehicles, and services to those in hard-to-reach, conflict-affected areas.
Emergency Response and Evacuations
Our teams on the ground work to save lives and reduce suffering in areas impacted by conflict and complex emergencies. Our strategy put local organizations in the lead, including delivery support for humanitarian items, investments to strengthen our partners’ response capacity, evacuating at-risk populations and equipping responders with innovative approaches and tools.
Women, Peace and Security
We recognize that women and girls are critical actors in all efforts to achieve sustainable peace, strong democracies and well-rounded security. Our work alongside women leaders in political, military, humanitarian and business sectors promotes a gendered perspective and women’s equal and meaningful participation in all of society.
Economic Growth and Sustainability
Creating and scaling market-based innovations to stimulate inclusive and sustainable economic growth, stability and stronger democracies. This includes support of agricultural development, re-building and sustaining supply chains, employment of conflict-impacted populations and livelihoods and skills training.
Policy and Advocacy
We seek to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work and protect human rights, including partnering with philanthropic entities, providing independent analysis and recommendations to decision makers, and scanning the horizon for emerging trends and issues that impact those we serve.
The Romulus T. Weatherman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private operating foundation. All contributions for specific projects shall be applied to those projects, and up to 10 percent may be used to administer the gift.