Peace Prize

Peace Prize

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 held in the spring in Raleigh, NC.


Check back soon for the 2021 Peace Prize application!

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.


Past Winners:

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.