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. Past winners are listed below and with additional details on our past winners page.
The North Carolina Peace Corps Association (NCPCA) is eager to announce our annual North Carolina Peace Prize applications are now available! The prize consists of a $1,000 check and recognition at a ceremony in the early spring that is open to the community (dependent on COVID-19 situation).
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.
We will celebrate the 2022 Peace Prize winner H.E.A.R.T.S. at an in-person ceremony Sunday, May 1, 3pm at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh. A light reception will follow the ceremony. Read our press release for the 2022 Peace Prize winner here.
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.
- 2021 - ISLA
- 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