The Romulus T. Weatherman Foundation is dedicated to protecting children, defending human rights, and promoting democracy around the world.

Take Heart.

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.

Programs Strategies

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.

Romulus T. Weatherman Foundation Overview

The Romulus T. Weatherman Foundation is a U.S.-based 501c3 operating foundation, dedicated to protecting children, defending human rights, and promoting democracy around the world. As the go-to organization for key stakeholders across the public and private sector for information, transformation, and large-scale influence, our team works flexibly and efficiently through partnerships to uphold democratic ideals. Below is a list of the Foundation’s achievements:

  • Established WFP-verified logistics hub on Romania-Ukraine border and delivered over 10,000 pallets of aid to over 70 aid organizations in Ukraine; Worked with 20 government organizations/agencies most in need, including recent deliveries to Bakhmut and throughout Donetsk. Specific deliveries include: (1) Temperature controlled medicines via AmeriCares to Kherson; (2) Procured critical medical supplies for International NGO, Samaritan’s Purse; (3) Delivered trauma supplies for Zimmer Biomet and developed partnerships with other major medical device corporations to supply hospitals.
  • Provided rest & respite for 30+ women Ukrainian women journalists and their families
  • Assisted in the safe evacuation of hundreds of women and children to Poland
  • Funded a refuge in Poland to protect and serve vulnerable women and children
  • Brought Alisa, a 6-year-old Ukrainian girl, to the U.S. for specialty surgery and physical therapy after a Russian bomb was dropped into her bedroom in Kherson; she sustained severe injuries and lost her eye. Highlighted her story to U.S. media outlets to show the war crimes perpetrated on children in Ukraine.
  • Repatriated multiple Americans killed or wounded in action fighting for freedom and democracy in Ukraine, including a nearly 7-month-long operation to find the final resting place of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Grady Kurpasi
  • Provided initial funding for LifeTarp, a critical piece of equipment for protection in trench warfare which reduces casualties related to shrapnel injuries.
  • Coordinated and sponsored travel of General Keith Kellogg – FOX News Contributor and former national security advisor to U.S. Vice President Pence – to Ukraine which led to testimony before the United States’ Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) about the need to provide rapid lethal aid to Ukraine.
  • Partnered with United States Institute for Peace and the Women, Peace, and Security bipartisan U.S. Congressional caucus to hear testimony from Ukrainian women leaders and highlight the specific needs of women and children in Ukraine

Utilizing our former Intelligence Community and Special Operators to unofficially provide critical ground information to key decision makers in the U.S. government and to other humanitarian aid organizations

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.