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Empowering Individuals in the Global Community Through Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial spirit has been a driving force behind Whole Foods Market's success. Whole Planet Foundation believes the same entrepreneurial spirit can help families create prosperity. We are dedicated to working with credible and competent microfinance institutions (MFIs), so they can provide microentrepreneurs with access to the capital they need to start their own small businesses.
Another of the Whole Planet Foundation's primary objectives is to increase awareness of global poverty among the general public and Whole Foods Market Team Members and customers. We believe that we are all inter-dependent and that increasing prosperity in international communities will contribute to peace and harmony across the planet. Through individual and collective action we can make a significant contribution to peace and prosperity.
If you are interested in supporting our global mission of empowering a community of microentrepreneurs you are encouraged to make a donation directly on our website here. Whole Foods Market covers all core operating costs of the foundation, so any donated resources would be directed to our microlending programs run by our Implementing Partners. A contribution at any level is appreciated, and your gift will have a real impact on women all over the world. Learn More »
Visit and launch your personalized campaign to fundraise for microcredit entrepreneurs in communities that supply Whole Foods Market stores and facilities with products. Upload a photo, your logo, video, and text to explain your motivation to support the very poor, and encourage your friends, family and colleagues in contributing to the prosperity of impoverished people around the globe. Through microcredit, they have the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty! Learn More »
Whole Foods Market Team Members are passionate about connecting customers and each other to the mission of the Whole Planet Foundation. Team Members have participated in nationally-driven campaigns such as the Prosperity Campaign as well as initiating their own to fundraise and create prosperity. Learn More »
Whole Foods Market is a company with a soul. In John Mackey's address to Team Members during our 2006 Tribal Gathering, he asked our 42,000 Team Members (employees) to evolve their consciousness to a higher level. He encouraged Team Members to fulfill the mission and core values of Whole Foods Market. Involving Team Members in the mission of the Whole Planet Foundation is an opportunity to live out the core purpose of the company, extending love and compassion to the whole world. Team Members are contributing to this mission by educating other Team Members, our customers and others about global poverty, raising funds for the mission or volunteering in the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program. Learn More »
In June 2007, Whole Foods Market launched a global volunteer program to enable select Team Members to participate in a 30-day immersion program in either Costa Rica or Guatemala where the Whole Planet Foundation is currently working. Eventually, this program will be offered in all the countries where the Foundation works. The program, managed by Global Vision International, (www.gvi.co.uk) immerses team members in local language, culture and community activities. Volunteers donate time to projects ranging from education to environmental conservation. While abroad, they will visit Whole Planet Foundation microentrepreneurs to learn about the businesses and experience the impact that small loans can have on the lives of people. Learn More »
This section will spotlight any volunteer, intern or employment opportunities with the Foundation. As we grow, new positions will be posted on our website, so please check back frequently. Learn More »
Below is a list of organizations that offer opportunities in the microfinance or international development industry: