The association „Friends of Dresden Deutschland e.V.“, which has initiated and offered the Dresden Peace Prize as a prize, was founded in 2009.
Heidrun Hannusch, journalist and author, is chairperson of the association.
Günter Blobel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is vice chairman of the Dresden Peace Prize.
Gerhart Baum, Former Federal Minister of the Interior, is honorary member of „Friends of Dresden Deutschland“. He moderates the award ceremonies of the Dresden Peace Prize.