30 Years

Working for Peace Through the Arts

The Peace Foundation was founded by Léonie Ebert and a group of supporting trustees in 1989 as a lasting legacy to Graham F Smith.

When Graham died, family and friends were invited to make a donation to start The Graham F Smith Peace Trust, instead of sending flowers. From its humble beginnings of providing an annual $500 Peace Award grant, the Peace Foundation has grown and now gives an annual $10,000 Peace Award grant as well as other minor grants and awards throughout the year.

See the full list of Annual Peace Award Recipients here.

In 2011 the name was changed from The Graham F Smith Peace Trust to The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation – also known as the Peace Foundation.

The Peace Foundation is a registered charity, raising its funds through fundraising, membership fees and donations.

The Peace Foundation is based in Adelaide and is run completely by volunteers.

People who support the Peace Foundation have an interest in social justice, human rights, caring for the environment, the arts and making the world a more peaceful place.

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