The Carter Center Founded 1982  Founder Jimmy Carter Rosalynn Carter  Type , Not-for-profit non-governmental organization ( IRS ): exemption status 501(c)(3)  58-1454716 Focus , Human rights , Conflict resolution , Election monitoring , Public health , Eradication of infectious diseases Mental health Location
Global (75 countries since 1982)  Method , Popular education , Aid distribution Access to information
, co-founder Jimmy Carter , co-founder Rosalynn Carter Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters CEO  , Jason Carter Chair, Board of Trustees Jordan Ryan, Vice President, Peace Programs , Vice President, Health Programs Donald Hopkins Phil Wise, Vice President, Operations 
175; field office staff in more than a dozen countries  Website www.cartercenter.org Partnered with Emory University
Carter Center is a , nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 by former not-for-profit U.S. President . He and his wife Jimmy Carter partnered with Rosalynn Carter just after his defeat in the Emory University . The center is located in a shared building adjacent to the 1980 U.S. Presidential elections on 37 acres (150,000 m Jimmy Carter Library and Museum 2) of parkland, on the site of the razed of neighborhood , two miles (3 km) from downtown Copenhill , Atlanta . The library and museum are owned and operated by the Georgia , while the Center is governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of business leaders, educators, former government officials, and United States National Archives and Records Administration . philanthropists
The Carter Center's goal is to
and alleviate human advance human rights , suffering including helping improve the  for people in more than 80 countries. quality of life The center has many projects including  , supporting locally led election monitoring and democratic institution-building in various countries, mediating conflicts between warring states, and intervening with state-building on behalf of victims of heads of states abuses. It also leads disease eradication efforts, spearheading the campaign to eradicate human rights , as well as controlling and treating Guinea worm disease , onchocerciasis , trachoma , and lymphatic filariasis through awareness campaigns. malaria
In 2002, President Carter received the
for his work “to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development” through the Carter Center. Nobel Peace Prize In 2007, he wrote an autobiography entitled  Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope, which chronicles the first 25 years of The Carter Center.
The Center was founded in 1982 and dedicated in 1986 with
as its executive director. William Foege
In 1993, John Hardman was appointed executive director, and during the 1990s the Center received several multimillion-dollar donations to fight Guinea worm disease and to prevent blindness.
In 1994, the center launched an initiative called "Not Even One" to fight child death by firearm.
On October 2, 1995, The Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum was held at The Carter Center.