Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Planet Foundation

Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of September 2021, the Foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 78 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $94 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 5.4 million microloans and 29 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members. See the latest impact here.  For partnership opportunities, contact Whole Planet Foundation's Development & Outreach Director Joy.Stoddard@wholefoods.com, 3BL newsroom lead since 2017. 

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Advocates Making Change Through The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project 2021
Every year, the Foundation celebrates Poverty Is Unnecessary Day to commemorate the Whole Foods Market Global 5% Day on October 25, 2005, when five percent of shopper purchases raised $525,000 for the seed capital for Whole Planet Foundation.  Since then, Whole Planet Foundation has disbursed $93 million through microfinance partners, funding 5.2 million microcredit loans creating 27.6 million...
Oct 25, 2021 6:00 PM ET
Pact Apparel Recipient of Whole Planet Foundation 2021 Trailblazer Award
Each year, Whole Planet Foundation honors a trailblazer advocate who supports our mission and fosters their own. Pact has been a proud supporter of Whole Planet Foundation since...
Oct 23, 2021 10:00 AM ET
Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Partners Commit $325,000 to Alleviate Global Poverty
Each October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation in countries around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund donors who...
Oct 22, 2021 5:55 PM ET
Whole Planet Foundation Launches 2021 Poverty Is Unnecessary Project
Every October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation through microcredit in countries around the world where the company sources products. The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary...
Oct 20, 2021 11:50 AM ET
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Interview with KeVita's Founder Chakra Earthsong
Chakra Earthsong is the Founder and Chief Formulator of KeVita Drinks.  KeVita alleviates poverty through Whole Planet Foundation, a Whole Foods Market's non-profit. To date, KeVita has donated $125,000 to Whole Planet Foundation to fund microcredit loans for the world's poorest women to start or expand a microbusiness.  This month, KeVita...
Oct 13, 2021 1:30 PM ET

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