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

Traditional Medicinals Commits Another $50,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation
Traditional Medicinals is again renewing its $50,000 commitment to the Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit. In 2022, Traditional Medicinals is funding essential microbusinesses to alleviate global poverty.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

R.W. Knudsen Commits $100,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation
Whole Planet Foundation’s top supplier donors for 2022 are funding essential microbusinesses to alleviate global poverty through the Foundation's microlending programs.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Naked Juice's “Goodness Outside” Commitment Provides Another $50,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation
Naked Juice has been a supporter of Whole Planet Foundation since 2007, and it is renewing its $50,000 per year commitment to the Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

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

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

SAMBAZON Commits $25,000 to Alleviate Poverty through Whole Planet Foundation
Since 2011, SAMBAZON has donated $410,975 to Whole Planet Foundation to fund 9,795 microloans and created 53,392 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs – mostly women.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

$25,000 Fund Donors Help Entrepreneurs Build Small Businesses in the U.S., Canada, and Abroad in March
Suppliers of Whole Foods Market are empowering microentrepreneurs, primarily women, with economic opportunity.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Interview with Shennel Fuller of Miles and Milan

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Whole Planet Foundation and Sponsors Celebrate International Women's Day to Provide More Opportunities for Economic Achievement
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.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Infographic: Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Are Alleviating Poverty Worldwide
Each quarter Whole Planet Foundation compiles field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

A Collaborative Partnership: Whole Planet and Kasperick Foundations Visit Friendship Bridge in Guatemala
The Kasperick Foundation, which provided $300,000 as loan capital for the project, joined the field visit to see the impact of their generous funds. In-person visits like these deepen our relationships with our partners, fostering greater collaboration and allyship.

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