Peace Prize

at the 2016 International Festival

The North Carolina Peace Prize recognizes a non-profit agency in the Tarheel state which promotes peace and cross-cultural understanding and shares the “helping others to help themselves” ideology of the Peace  Corps. Our $1,000 cash prize can make a big difference to a small non-profit!

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Peace Prize. Anyone can nominate an organization, and the application form is quick and easy. The prize is limited to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations with an annual budget of $500,000 or less. Deadline for submission of a nomination package is December 31, 2017.  Please send questions about applying for the 2018 Peace Prize to the NCPCA Steering Committee.

The 2017 winner was International Focus of Raleigh. IF presents the International Festival each year and sponsors many international exchange programs–it’s an organization clearly furthering the Third Goal of Peace Corps to promote international understanding.

The winner receives a $1,000 donation from NCPCA, plus a lovely Peace Prize vase which is handcrafted in Seagrove, North Carolina.

2017 Peace Prize cake









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.