The North Carolina Peace Prize was established over 20 years ago to honor small North Carolina community-based, nonprofit groups that honor the values of the Peace Corps: helping people to help themselves and promoting peace and cross-cultural understanding. The prize consists of a $1,000 check and recognition at a ceremony set for Peace Corps Day: March 1, 2020 in Raleigh, NC.
Applications are open now for the 2020 Peace Prize. The application form is brief and can be found here.
All applications are due by December 31, 2019.
Any 501(c)3 non-profit organization in North Carolina with annual operating expenses of $1,000,000 or less can apply.
Our $1,000 cash prize can make a big difference to a small non-profit! The winner also receives a commemorative Peace Prize vase which is handcrafted in Seagrove, North Carolina.
In 1996, the Director of Latin American Affairs at the Carter Center, Bob Pastor, presented the first annual Peace Prize to Student Action with Farmworkers.
- 2019 - Witness for Peace Southeast
- 2018 - Learning Outside
- 2017 - International Focus
- 2016 – Refugee Support Center (RSC)
- 2015 – Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County
- 2014 – Community Empowerment Fund
- 2013 – 4 the World
- 2012 – Achievement Academy of Durham
- 2011 – Uniting NC
- 2010 – USCRI US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants
- 2009 – Source Force
- 2008 – Nourish International
- 2007 – No award given
- 2006 – My Sisters House