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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Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Whole Planet Foundation Managing Seven New Projects in the Americas & Caribbean Since 2021
In the first days of 2022, Whole Planet approved its 1st new project of the year, after having closed 2021 with 21 new projects.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Suppliers Are Funding Economic Opportunity Through Whole Planet Foundation
Whole Planet Foundation’s top supplier donors for 2022 are funding essential to alleviate global poverty. These brands are committed to donating $50,000-$100,000 to alleviate global poverty this year.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

2021 Year in Review: An Update from Whole Planet Foundation
Whole Planet Foundation remains focused on its mission to alleviate poverty by funding financial opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs. Implementing partners and the entrepreneurs they serve are facing threats to their wellbeing.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Optimist Film Living on One Dollar Documents Root Causes of Poverty and How You Can Help
Optimist’s Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci are inspiring people with their documentary Living On One Dollar, a film and journey that follows their experience living on $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Give a Gift that Gives Back to Microentrepreneurs this Holiday Season
These like-minded companies are donating a portion of their sales in Whole Foods Market stores from December 1-31 to Whole Planet Foundation

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Advocates Making Change Through The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project 2021
The Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund Members donating $25,000 each to alleviate global poverty and the Party With a Purpose Online Auction.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

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

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Whole Planet Foundation Launches 2021 Poverty Is Unnecessary Project
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.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Pact Apparel Recipient of Whole Planet Foundation 2021 Trailblazer Award
Pact has been a proud supporter of Whole Planet Foundation since 2014 and has generously donated $125,000 to alleviate poverty by funding 2,450 microloans.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Interview with KeVita's Founder Chakra Earthsong
Chakra Earthsong is the Founder and Chief Formulator of KeVita who alleviates poverty through Whole Planet Foundation. Here’s why it’s important to her and her team.

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