The Carter Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded in 1982 by former
U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership
with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A nongovernmental
organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries
by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases;
improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production.