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.
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.
- 2020 - Anathoth Community Garden and Farm
- 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