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 June 2022, the Foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 79 other countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $101 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding more than 6 million microloans and 30.8 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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Whole Planet Foundation 2022 Trailblazer Award Honors Papyrus-Recycled Greetings and Seventh Generation
Over the last several years, Whole Planet Foundation has honored annually a trailblazer advocate who has gone above and beyond to support our mission as they foster their own. This year, we are delighted to award this honor to two supplier donors for their continuous support over the years and wonderful mission champions. Join us in celebrating this year’s honorees Papyrus-Recycled Greetings...
Nov 18, 2022 4:05 PM ET
Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Project 2022
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, 2022 11:45 AM ET
Suppliers Are Creating Access to Microcredit Through Whole Planet Foundation in 2022
Whole Planet Foundation’s top supplier donors for 2022 are funding essential microbusinesses to alleviate global poverty through the Foundation's microlending programs. These brands, which can be found in select stores and online on Whole Foods Market on Amazon, are committed to donating $50,000-$100,000 this year for...
Aug 31, 2022 12:45 PM ET
Introducing a New Whole Planet Foundation Microfinance Partner: J-Palm Liberia
Whole Planet Foundation traditionally provides our partners with funds to expand their microcredit programs.  However, under our “asset finance” model – Whole Planet Foundation can finance the provision of business assets which help low-income individuals to increase their incomes.  Our new partner, J-Palm Liberia, has received ≈$88...
Aug 25, 2022 12:05 PM ET
2022 Inaugural Benefit and Showcase Empowers Entrepreneurs in Hawa'ii and Polynesia
On June 24, 2022 at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Planet LA Records produced the Inaugural Benefit and Showcase for Whole Planet Foundation in partnership with Mana Up and...
Aug 24, 2022 10:30 AM ET