Peace Dove history

The Peace Dove Project was created in April 2013. International artist Keiko Nelson is the Peace Dove Project's founder who designed and directed the creation of the United Nations Association San Francisco Chapter’s peace mural. She is the founder of the UNA-USA SF Art Committee. The connection of the United Nations Associations with Keiko Nelson is that she received an award for the art poster contest of the United Nations Kyoto Chapter in 1961 and 1962. She also serves as Kyoto International Tourism Ambassador since 2011.


In 2013 we began the Peace Dove Project to promote awareness of world peace between cities and countries worldwide.Keiko Nelson received a neighboorhood public art Grant to promote the Peace Dove Project's world peace mission from two cities, Richmond in Contra Costa County and Santa Cruz. That project connected to the sister city project between Richmond, California and Shimada City, Japan. 


Keiko also created the Peace Dove silver pendant as a fundraising item. By Mid 2015, she was commissioned to design and paint 16 Peace Dove for Post Card Sets from the Future Children not-for-profit organization. Future Children published the Peace Dove Post Card Set in late 2016 and promoted sales in 2017.  She also created the Peace Dove Bronze sculpture for United Nations Plaza in San Francisco and many other locations statewide and internationally for our ongoing project.  We are still looking to raise funds for the bronze sculptures.


The Peace Dove Project became independent from the United Nations Association, San Francisco Chapter in 2017 as a private, non-profit organization incorporated under 501(c)3 by the IRS Code, including but not limited to contributions to or for the benefit of The Peace Dove Project.


One of the international project committee’s, SFKyoto-kai was founded in 2005. Keiko Nelson was one of the founders and President of SF Kyoto-kai. After the  Peace Dove Project was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, SF Kyoto-kai became the SF-KYOTO committee under the Peace Dove Project. The mission is similar to the Peace Dove Project, Peace through Japanese Art and culture. 


We continue the mission of peace through the Peace Dove Project.