The Carter Center

Registered Name
The Carter Center Inc
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The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. He and his wife Rosalynn Carter partnered with Emory University just after his defeat in the 1980 U.S. Presidential elections. The center is located in a shared building adjacent to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum on of parkland, on the site of the razed neighborhood of Copenhill, two miles from downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The library and museum are owned and operated by the United States National Archives and Records Administration, while the Center is governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of business leaders, educators, former government officials, and philanthropists.

Source: Wikipedia


Annual Budget
August 2018
+17% Growth
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Carter Center Health Programs


The Carter Center Health Programs fight six preventable diseases - Guinea worm, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, and river blindness - by using health education and simple, low-cost methods. The Center also strives to improve access to mental health care. These efforts have brought to resource-limited countries better disease surveillance and health care delivery systems, many established as part of the Center's historic campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease. Because communities often are burdened by several diseases, the Center also is pioneering new public health approaches to efficiently and effectively treat multiple diseases at once.

Carter Center Peace Programs


The Carter Center Peace Programs strengthen freedom and democracy in nations worldwide, securing for people the political and civil rights that are the foundation of just and peaceful societies. The Center has become a pioneer in election observation, monitoring 99 national elections to help ensure that the results reflect the will of the people. Beyond elections, the Center seeks to deepen democracy by nurturing full citizen participation in public policy-making and by helping to establish government institutions that bolster the rule of law, fair administration of justice, access to information, and government transparency. A culture of respect for human rights is crucial to permanent peace. The Center supports the efforts of human rights activists at the grass roots, while also working to advance national and international human rights laws that uphold the dignity and worth of each individual. When democracy backslides or formal democracy fails, The Carter Center offers conflict resolution expertise and has furthered avenues for peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

Cross Program


The Carter Center receives broad-based support which is beneficial to all programs and is categorized as Cross Program. Expenses aid the achievement of the other program service goals and are considered additions to program service expense.


Kathryn E. Cade Trustee - Board Vice Chair
Jason Carter Trustee - Board Chair
Phillip J. Wise Secretary, Vp-operations
Christopher Brown Treasurer, Vp-finance
Lauren Gay Asst. Corporate Secretary
Carolyn Cadiou Financial Administrator
Terrence B. Adamson Trustee
Arthur M. Blank Trustee
Richard C. Blum Trustee
Reuben E. Brigety Ii Trustee
James E. Carter Trustee
Rosalynn Carter Trustee
Bradley N. Currey Jr. Trustee
Gordon D. Giffin Trustee
Ben F. Johnson III Trustee
Sherry Lansing Trustee
Douglas W. Nelson Trustee
Wendell S. Reilly Trustee
Marjorie M. Scardino Trustee
Leah Ward Sears Trustee
D. Douglas Shipman Trustee
Hugo X. Shong Trustee
Chilton D. Varner Trustee
Claire Sterk Trustee
Ellen Yankellow Trustee
Gregory Vaughn Trustee
Mary Ann Peters President and CEO
Jordan Dimock Ryan VP - Peace Programs
Dean Sienko VP - Health Programs
Donald R. Hopkins Special Adv - Health Programs
Seema N. Shams Chief Development Officer
P. Craig Withers Director - Health Programs
Frank O. Richards Jr. Director - Health Programs
Thomas H. Bornemann Director - Mental Health Prog
Stephen Blount Director - Health Programs
Source: IRS 990