Carter Center

Carter Center (1982, Atlanta GA; ~1,500 staff;

Founded by former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife, they aim to “Wage Peace, Fight Disease, Build Hope.”  It works in tight partnership with Emory University, with a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering and seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.


  • Help people to improve their own lives.
  • It emphasizes action and measurable results in the lives of the people it seeks to help.
  • Encourage “to break new ground, fill vacuums, and address the most difficult problems in the most difficult situations”
  • The requirement of “careful analysis, relentless persistence, and the recognition that failure is an acceptable risk.”
  • Based on non‐partisanship and collaboration with other organizations from the highest levels of government to local communities.

Health Programs:



Leadership: Mary Ann Peters (CEO)
Budget: ~$372m (2018)

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