Carter Center

Founding Year: 1982

Staff: 1500

Budget: ~$372m

Mary Ann Peters (CEO)

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.

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Carter Center contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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