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 2022, the Foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 80 other countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $103 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 6.3 million microloans and 32 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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Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

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 Whole Foods Market stores in Oahu.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Introducing a New Whole Planet Foundation Microfinance Partner: J-Palm Liberia
The Whole Planet Foundation and J-Palm project officially launched at end September 2021. To date, J-Palm has already installed 70 mini-mills in 24 villages, of the targeted 90 mini-mills. J-Palm is now a Whole Planet microfinance partner.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

In Ukraine, Whole Planet Foundation Is Supporting Entrepreneurs and Internally Displaced People
Whole Planet Foundation is supporting Concern Worldwide with a $50,000 grant to provide food kits to internally displaced peoples (IDPs) in Ukraine who are living in shelters or hosted in private homes in Western Ukraine.

Events, Media & Communications

Whole Planet Foundation Hosts Inaugural Benefit & Showcase in Hawaii
Whole Planet Foundation is excited to announce the return of in-person events with a special benefit and showcase on June 24, 2022, at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, in partnership with Whole Foods Market Hawaii stores and Mana Up.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

People Powering Microcredit: Matthew O'Hayer Augments Support of Whole Planet Foundation with $50,000 Donation

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Whole Planet Foundation and Sponsors Fund Women Entrepreneurs in Honor of Women's History Month
During Women’s History Month, Whole Planet Foundation and sponsors joined together to alleviate global poverty, celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and collectively raise funds to support them with microcredit.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Ripple Foods Is Funding Women Entrepreneurs During Women's History Month
During Women’s History Month, Whole Planet Foundation and sponsors are helping to alleviate global poverty, celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and collectively raise $50,000 to support them with microcredit.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Schmidt's Personal Care Commits Another $25,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation
Since xx, Schmidt’s Personal Care has donated $xx to Whole Planet Foundation to fund xxx microloans and created xxx opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs – mostly women.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Ben & Jerry's Commits Another $25,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation
Since 2020, Ben & Jerry’s has donated $25,000 to Whole Planet Foundation to fund 174 microloans and create 921 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs – mostly women.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Lundberg Family Farms Commits $25,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation
Lundberg Family Farms returns as a member of the $25,000 Poverty is Unnecessary Fund supporting Whole Planet Foundation’s mission through the sale of their products in Whole Foods Market stores.

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