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David Silverman

Revolution and Chelsea FC donate $4 Million from “Final Whistle on Hate” to combat antisemitism

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution and Chelsea FC have distributed the $4 million in proceeds from the “Final Whistle on Hate” charity match, which was held at Gillette Stadium on May 15, to 16 organizations dedicated to combatting antisemitism and discrimination.

The Revolution and Chelsea teamed up to harness the power of sport in bringing people together to tackle hate and prejudice in all its forms. The initial idea for the match was developed by club owners Roman Abramovich and Robert Kraft in light of a global rise in antisemitic activity and hate crimes. Abramovich and the Kraft family each donated $1 million.

Donations of varying amounts have been distributed to the 16 previously named match beneficiaries with individual grants as high as $500,000, which were gifted to three of the beneficiaries with global reach – the Anti-Defamation League, Holocaust Educational Trust, and World Jewish Congress. A full list of beneficiaries along with the initiatives being either launched or supported by the “Final Whistle on Hate” match proceeds for the beneficiaries can be found below:

Beneficiary

Initiatives Funded

The Anti-Defamation League

The Community Safety and Security Task Force, which works to enhance the safety, security, and resiliency of religious communities and physical spaces.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Public awareness campaigns and programs that educate and engage individuals in fighting antisemitic actions and messaging.

Community Security Trust

Social media work to combat anti-Semitism by monitoring and challenging the dissemination and propagation of antisemitic material online.

Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations

Funding efforts to identify best practices and programs and originate initiatives to help advance the interests of the American Jewish community and address the critical concerns facing world Jewry.  

FARE

Countering discrimination in European football.

Hillel International

Expansion of the Center for Community Building to new campuses, helping mobilize Jewish and non-Jewish students to build bridges between communities and combat antisemitism.

Holocaust Educational Trust

Development of a new digital program to educate future generations about the Holocaust and the dangers of antisemitism using eye-witness testimony from Holocaust survivors, and exploring using virtual reality, augmented reality, and 4-D immersive spaces. Also using funds to bring more young students from the U.K. to visit Holocaust sites.

International March of the Living

Help fund the International March of the Living Emerging Leadership Conference.

Israeli-American Council

Development and expansion of a media room that will provide teenagers and college students tools to identify and combat antisemitism on social media.

Jewish Agency for Israel

Launch of #HateIsNotMyGame, a global educational campaign to fight antisemitism and hatred through a week of anti-hate events under the hashtag.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston

A series of events and educational campaigns that will help galvanize the Greater Boston communities around the 25th anniversary of the Holocaust Memorial and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War.

Kick It Out

With a focus on the upcoming Premier League season, will establish two educational programs for fans found guilty of antisemitism or discrimination at or around matches, and for fan trusts or groups wanting to help address discrimination at and around matches.

Stand with Us

Support the organization’s efforts to fight antisemitism through education.

The Philos Project

Launch of the #WeResolve Campaign – created to equip Christians with the knowledge and tools to fight antisemitism.

The Tree of Life Synagogue

Assistance to help with efforts to rebuild the synagogue and support other initiatives

World Jewish Congress

Support the Global Jewish Community Security Project’s security upgrades for Jewish museums and Jewish elderly homes around the world.