About Our Donors
As a not-for-profit organization, The Carter Center can realize its mission to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope around the world only through generous support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments. More than 116,629 donors contributed $212 million in cash, pledges, and in-kind gifts in 2018–2019 to the Center’s peace and health programs.
Support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments is critical to the Carter Center’s programs. Commitments from the IZUMI Foundation and The ELMA Foundation are examples of fundamental partners in the Center’s efforts to fight disease. In 2019, the IZUMI Foundation supported a three-year lymphatic filariasis morbidity management initiative in Plateau and Nasarawa states, Nigeria. Further, The ELMA Foundation pledged its support to the River Blindness Elimination Program in Uganda, aiding in efforts to interrupt transmission and demonstrate disease elimination in the highly endemic African country.
In addition to health efforts abroad, the Center strives to advance behavioral health services for children and adolescents across the state of Georgia. In partnership with donors like the Tull Charitable Foundation, the Waterfall Foundation, and the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation, The Carter Center raises awareness of Georgia’s progress to improve behavioral health in schools, encourages best practices for implementation of school-based behavioral health, and develops a strategy to address the greatest policy barriers.
In addition to its health equity initiatives, the Center, with crucial support from donors, works for peace, championing fair elections and government transparency, among other efforts. Having been engaged in Syria since before 2011, The Carter Center has longstanding relationships with stakeholders and is uniquely positioned to assist mediators in meeting conflict transformation needs. The Syria Peace Initiative, co-financed by the European Union and Germany, has supported the Center’s efforts since 2016 to facilitate stakeholder workshops on local governance, civic rights, and negotiation capacity building for diverse Syrian and international participants.
Individual donors play a significant role in the work of The Carter Center. “I’m happy to be counted as a donor, fan, and advocate for The Carter Center. I welcome the opportunity to support an organization that so steadfastly seeks to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope in the most professional and humane manner possible,” said Terri Bullock, a longtime Ambassadors Circle member from Atherton, California, who is committed to helping those most in need around the world.
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