Philanthropy

Dr Moshe Kantor leads many charitable organisations in the UK, Europe and beyond, motivated by his deep commitment to education and philanthropy. He inspires young people to support his mission to eradicate intolerance, xenophobia, racism and antisemitism and believes that by educating, cultivating and supporting the young generation, we are nurturing the leaders of the future.

Alongside his co-trustees the Lord Levy and Mrs Liubov Kantor, Dr Kantor has established two charitable organisations in the UK. These are the Kantor Charitable Foundation to oversee British-based projects and the Kantor Foundation, which manages international philanthropic activity including the support to Yad Vashem – the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.

The Kantor Charitable Foundation

The causes that The Kantor Charitable Foundation supports in the UK include the Anna Freud Centre, the King Edward VII Hospital, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Institution and the Royal Opera House.

Anna Freud Centre

Dr Kantor is a trustee and Life President of the Anna Freud Centre (London, UK). He is actively supporting the organization in its groundbreaking work for children, young people and their families who are experiencing mental health issues.

The Centre has pioneered the field of mental health care for over 60 years, bringing together leaders in neuroscience, social care and education to improve practice and understanding of the field. Developing and delivering the best possible evidence-based treatment, the Centre ensures that every child is at the heart of the care they receive. Through scientific innovation, research and collaboration the Centre is a leading light in mental health research and care.

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Royal Opera House in London, UK

Dr Kantor is a member of the Board of Honorary Directors of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation. The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in London. He has been a benefactor of the Royal Opera House since 2013, and has facilitated various projects. Dr Kantor’s commitments to the Royal Opera House, London’s most eminent opera house and performing arts venue, form part of his wider commitment to supporting the arts.

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Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

The Royal Society of Medicine was founded in 1805, with the principle to “unite physicians and surgeons under one organisation to benefit from shared knowledge”. Today, the RSM aims to advance health, through education and innovation. It is a leader in providing post graduate education to the medical professions and supports those entering medicine and healthcare. It holds one of the largest medical libraries in Europe.

Kantor Heritage and Conservation Centre

The Kantor Charitable Foundation is funding the development of the Kantor Heritage and Conservation Centre within the RSM library. The Centre includes historic medical volumes dating back to the 15th century, portraits, photographs and manuscripts. The funding will be used to carefully preserve the items in the collection and bring medical history to life through curated exhibitions in a revitalised exhibition space. Additionally, the collection will be digitised, allowing engagement across the globe.

Prince’s Foundation

The Kantor Charitable Foundation is a longstanding supporter of the Prince’s Foundation, an organisation established by HRH The Prince of Wales with the aim to create harmonious communities. The Prince’s Foundation focusses on providing educational courses in a diverse range of subjects such as architecture, engineering, horticulture, wellbeing and hospitality, as well as promoting sustainable building and development.

The Kantor Centre of Excellence

The Kantor Charitable Foundation has led the development of the new Kantor Centre of Excellence in London’s King’s Cross as an extension of the Anna Freud Centre. The pioneering project will bring together the very best in science, education and mental health to support vulnerable families. At the heart of the project is a school for 48 children who have been excluded from mainstream education and require specialist and dedicated support. The Centre will also offer staff a physical space to create and implement strategies. It will become a hub of innovation for research and best-practice and will establish a unique policy forum to enable experts to create effective clinical practices.

The Centre will deliver a range of postgraduate programmes for UK and international students and will facilitate the development of a national multimedia science communication strategy, to establish a source of information for child mental health research and practice.

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King Edward VII Hospital

In the heart of the West End of London, this unique hospital, steeped in heritage, is dedicated to medical excellence and truly personalised care. Dr Kantor is honoured to have been appointed Life Governor and Trustee. He is helping the hospital fulfil its vision with the creation of the Kantor Medical Centre – a new outpatient facility, which will ensure that patients are treated in a modern, safe and caring environment, continuing the tradition of providing the highest levels of care for everyone, in particular for veterans of the armed services. The Kantor Charitable Foundation is supporting the redevelopment of the site adjacent to the hospital, Macintosh House, a state-of-the-art building, which will provide specialist medical accommodation including consulting and examination rooms and supporting accommodation.

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

The RNIB has been supporting people with sight loss since 1868 and received a Royal Charter in 1949 having developed the renowned Talking Books service in 1935. The Kantor Charitable Foundation is a supporter of the work of RNIB. The charity endeavours to eliminate avoidable sight loss through early intervention and improve eye health for the nation. With 250 people who begin to lose their sight each day RNIB has a crucial role to play in creating a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss.

MS Society

MS Society is a charity devoted to finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Their work includes funding ground-breaking research, promoting effective treatments to slow the disease and providing community support for people living with MS, so that no one has to face the disease alone.

Stop MS

The Kantor Charitable Foundation has recently supported the research campaign “Stop MS”. The research team is a collaboration between MS Society, University of Cambridge and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The aim is to investigate how the physical state of the brain can alter stem cell function and ultimately to identify treatments and a cure for MS.

Kantor King Solomon High School

Dr Kantor is patron and Honorary Life President of Kantor King Solomon High School (London, UK). Kantor is actively supporting the development of the school which is a leading Jewish Comprehensive school based in Redbridge.

The school is staunchly committed to the Jewish values of learning, community and charity, in line with Dr Kantor’s guiding principles. It offers an inclusive and caring environment, promoting tolerance and engaging students in the vibrant diversity of their world through deep academic learning. Kantor King Solomon High School comprises pupils from families of all faiths.

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University College School (UCS)

University College School (UCS) was founded in 1830 by University College London and inspired by the work of Philosopher Jeremy Bentham. The school embraces principles of liberal scholarship, tolerance and non-discrimination, an ethos closely aligned with Dr Kantor’s values. Over the years the Kantor Charitable Foundation has been supporting UCS in its activity including the building of a new sports pavilion, the Kantor Centre, alongside the redeveloped school playing fields in 2019. The Kantor Centre serves as the heart of sporting life at the school, providing pupils with the facilities to pursue sporting excellence. The opportunity for young people to participate in team sports develops not only physical health but also key personal attributes. Confidence, team spirit and collaboration are a few examples of skills that young people will develop through sporting activities at the Kantor Centre.

The Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI)

The Royal Institution (RI) was founded in 1799 with the aim to engage society in the application of science. The charities’ mission is “building on our heritage to create opportunities for everyone to discover, discuss and critically examine science and how it shapes the world around us”. The RI engages with the public through events, experiments, lectures and the Faraday Museum.

Kantor Primary Mathematics Masterclass Programme

The Kantor Charitable Foundation is supporting the Kantor Primary Mathematics Masterclass Programme, developed by the RI. The Masterclasses are free for primary school children to attend and delivered by STEM experts from industry and academia. The aim is to promote long-term engagement in science for the participants; encouraging future study and career paths in scientific fields.

Commonwealth War Graves Foundation

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation is a charity that aims to tell the stories of the men and women who gave their lives to fight oppression, extremism and intolerance in the two world wars. The objective is to inspire young people through a programme of educational and engagement activities.

Kantor Speaker Programme

The Kantor Charitable Foundation is supporting the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation in the development of the Kantor Speaker Programme. This is a national network of volunteer speakers who will reach young people in schools, colleges and community groups, to tell the stories of the men and women from all backgrounds and faiths, who fought together in the world wars for common principles of freedom and tolerance.

The Kantor Foundation

The Kantor Foundation supports charities outside the UK and charitable projects of non-British NGOs. It invests heavily in European Jewish communities to enhance further education, religious and racial harmony, as well as various arts and musical causes including the lauded Colmar project – a unique classical music festival in 2018 and 2019 which brought together world-class symphonic music, choral works and chamber music. One of the Kantor Foundation’s most significant beneficiaries is Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel.

European Jewish Fund

Dr Kantor is the key founder and chairman of the European Jewish Fund (EJF), which focuses on promoting Jewish life throughout Europe by supporting programmes to reinforce Jewish identity and Jewish pride, especially by re-connecting young people with their rich and vital Jewish heritage. It is a non-governmental organization whose main task is to develop the Jewish life in Europe, reinforce the national identity of European Jewry and implement charitable and educational programmes aimed at developing Jewish life on the continent. The Fund is also engaged in promoting tolerance, supporting intercultural and interreligious ties in Europe, and fighting xenophobia and anti-Semitism. The Fund supports a number of projects and holds seminars and conferences on urgent issues attended by prominent experts and young people.

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Yad Vashem

The world-famous Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem is the Kantor Foundation’s longest-standing project. The Foundation has supported many of the organisation’s activities and projects for over a decade and remains committed to the deep impact and international influence of the museum and its programmes. In 2019, Yad Vashem nominated Dr Kantor as Chancellor of the Council.

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National Library of Israel

The Kantor Foundation is supporting the National Library of Israel, an institution dedicated to collecting and preserving books with a focus on the cultural treasures of Israel and Jewish Heritage. Current projects include the construction of a new library building in Jerusalem, to include a reading hall, auditorium, education centre and multiple exhibition spaces.

Psychoneurological nursing home in Novgorod Region

In 2013, after hearing of the tragic fire at the Malovishersky psychoneurological nursing home in Novgorod region which killed 37 patients, Dr Kantor launched an initiative to upgrade infrastructure and equipment at inpatient social institutions locally and across Russia. Dr Kantor personally paid to rebuild the nursing home and a new residential center which opened its doors two years after the fire.

The Colmar International Festival

For the past three years, the Kantor Foundation has supported the Colmar International Festival. The festival is a forum for classical music, held in Alsace, France, every summer. The music presented includes symphonic, choral and chamber pieces, delivered by world-renowned musicians and ensembles. The festival also has a program for young talent, dedicating concerts to up-and-coming musicians in order to springboard their musical careers.

” Philanthropy unites people of all races and religions without exception”

Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor