About the Foundation

Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.

How it works

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Our Approach

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market. We provide grants to microfinance institutions in Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East, who in turn develop and offer microenterprise loan programs, training and other financial services to the self-employed poor.

Founded

Whole Planet Foundation was borne out of Whole Foods Market’s desire to give something back to those who have helped us succeed, while focusing on the persistent problem of world poverty and hunger. The Foundation was formed with the entrepreneurial spirit of Whole Foods Market and is now in partnerships with microfinance organizations in 68 countries.


Board of Directors

AC Gallo

A.C. Gallo

President and Chief Operating Officer
Whole Foods Market
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Glenda Flanagan

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Whole Foods Market
Jeff Teter

Jeff Teter

President/General Manager
Allegro Coffee Company
Jeff Turnas

Jeff Turnas

President of 365 by Whole Foods Market™
Whole Foods Market
Joe Rogoff

Joe Rogoff

Pacific Northwest Regional President
Whole Foods Market
John Mackey

John Mackey

Co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and Chairman of the Board for Whole Planet Foundation
Whole Foods Market
Lee Valkenaar

Lee Valkenaar

Co-Chairman of the Board
Whole Planet Foundation
Philip Sansone

Philip Sansone

President and Executive Director
Whole Planet Foundation
Northern California Regional President, Rob Twyman, WFLN

Rob Twyman

Regional President Northern California & Reno
Whole Foods Market
Roberta Lang

Roberta Lang

Vice President and General Counsel
Whole Foods Market
Walter Robb

Walter Robb

Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market
Will Paradis

Will Paradise

25 Year Team Member
Whole Foods Market

Whole Planet Foundation Team

Brian Doe

Brian Doe

Regional Director Africa/ Middle East
Whole Planet Foundation
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Claire Kelly

Asia/Pacific Regional Director
Whole Planet Foundation
Daniel Zoltani

Daniel Zoltani

Global Programs Director
Whole Planet Foundation
Genie Bolduc

Genie Bolduc

Team Member Volunteer Program Manager
Whole Planet Foundation
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Jessica Villanueva

Administrator of Business and Finance
Whole Planet Foundation
Joy Stoddard

Joy Stoddard

Executive Development and Outreach Director
Whole Planet Foundation
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Olivia Hayden

Digital Fundraising Specialist
Whole Planet Foundation
Philip Sansone

Philip Sansone

President and Executive Director
Whole Planet Foundation
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Roxana Newton

U.S. & Latin America Program Manager
Whole Planet Foundation
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Sandy Mariscal

Marketing and Outreach Program Manager
Whole Planet Foundation
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Victor Quiroz

Program Analyst
Whole Planet Foundation
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Zoe So

Program Manager - Africa and Middle East
Whole Planet Foundation

Advisory Committee

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Magatte Wade

Founder and CEO
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Vidar Jorgensen

Vidar Jorgensen

Advisor
World Health Care Congress


Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about poverty, microcredit, or Whole Planet Foundation? Visit our FAQ page.

Microloans to more than 1,449,270 women entrepreneurs in 68 countries...

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Our Impact

  • Number of Countries: 68
  • Funds Committed: $68,997,065
  • Repayment Rate: 97%
  • People Supported: 7,820,000



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