- The couple donated the money through their charity the Clooney Foundation for Justice to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
- The donation was given as a direct reaction to the events in Charlottesville where white supremacists chanted Nazi slogans and one of the white supremacists drove his car into a crowd of protestors killing one woman and injuring 19 more.
- Statement from the couple:
Amal and I wanted to add our voice (and financial assistance) to the ongoing fight for equality. There are no two sides to bigotry and hate