Each year, during March, Whole Foods Market® stores raise funds for Whole Planet Foundation’s work for our annual Prosperity Campaign. Our generous Supplier Partners in the $100K Fund and the $50K Supplier Alliance for Microcredit support this effort and together represent over $1.2 million pledged in contributions for 2018.
The $100K Fund
On 3.14, otherwise known as Pi Day, Allegro Coffee donated $1 from each cup of coffee sold to fund microlending programs through Whole Planet Foundation. The one-day campaign raised $30,000 for poverty alleviation this year through WPF’s network of microfinance partners.
Allegro Coffee has been a long-time supporter of Whole Planet Foundation, donating over $500,000 since 2008, which based on the first average loan of $182, equals approximately 2,700 microloans created.
Chobani is brand new to our $100K Fund and is excited to join our mission to alleviate global poverty. They’re committed to reaching thousands of entrepreneurs through Whole Planet Foundation’s work in 71 countries. Watch this video to learn more about why Chobani believes in supporting our work to reach entrepreneurs living in poverty around the globe and visit their impact page to learn more about their work to fund startups, encourage healthy eating, and more.
Frontier Co-op began as a two-person operation in 1976 in a river cabin in Eastern Iowa. Today, they source herbs, spices and essential oils from all over the world with a business commitment to giving back through a variety of initiatives. In addition to their efforts building schools in Madagascar where they source ylang ylang and vanilla, the Simply Organic Giving Fund, and the Aura Cacia Positive Change Project, Frontier Co-op has also donated over $350,000 to fund microcredit with Whole Planet Foundation. Watch the video to learn more.
Naked Juice has contributed $700,000 to alleviate global poverty, and this year they generously donated $1 per bottle of every bottle sold during the month of March, up to $100,000. Naked Juice started on the beaches of Santa Monica and today are reaching far and wide with their mission to drink good, do good, and feel good. In addition to funding microcredit, Naked Juice also participates in a variety of partnerships to give back to the environment and communities around the globe.
Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings
Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings is the founding member of Whole Planet Foundation’s $100K Fund. Team Members from Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings have visited microcredit clients of Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partners in Colombia, Togo, Paraguay, Los Angeles, and Indianapolis.
“The opportunity to interact with this group and the millions of people they touch is emotional; and in the best of ways. I’ve been lucky enough to travel around the country and world with them, and when I went to Paraguay in 2016, my life changed. There, I met vibrant individuals who may have lived on dirt floors or shared their home with 10 family members, but still worked hard to improve their own lives,” shares David Sugerik from Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings.
“I often reminisce as I gaze at my handcrafted wooden turtle, sitting on my desk in my cozy home, thinking to myself that many of us take what we have and the ability to get what we want for granted. Whole Planet Foundation is an inspiring group of individuals, empowering women to become the individuals that they were meant to become, so that their families can live a better life. What could be better?”
Living on One
The Living on One team has helped raise over $317,000 for microlending since their documentary film Living on One Dollar first premiered. Listen to filmmakers and advocates Chris and Zach as they explain the power of supporting this year’s annual Prosperity Campaign.
Wallaby Yogurt is proud to be supporting Whole Planet Foundation because they value the foundation’s mission to empower families and help lift them out of poverty.
“As a company, it’s always been important to give back and help those in need. Our new partnership with Whole Planet Foundation is an exciting opportunity to help and empower people all around the world,” says the company.
“We are proud to be a part of this campaign and excited to share that Wallaby Yogurt will donate $0.02 of every yogurt cup sold in Whole Foods Market up to $100,000 to the foundation.”
Whole Foods Market®
Since we started in 2005, Whole Foods Market has given $28 million to support our work. Whole Foods Market stores raise funds in March during our annual Prosperity Campaign. Give with confidence, as Whole Foods Market covers our operating costs so every donation funds microcredit loans to those living in poverty who wish to start or expand their own businesses