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 born 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 in partnership with Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, co-recipients of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Board of Directors

AC Gallo

A.C. Gallo

President and Chief Operating Officer
Whole Foods Market
Glenda Flanagan

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

Regional President
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
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

Rocky Mountain Regional President
Whole Foods Market

Whole Planet Foundation Team

Alyssa Manse

Alyssa Manse

Student Outreach Intern
Whole Planet Foundation
Armando Huerta Photo

Armando Huerta

Regional Director Latin America and the Caribbean
Whole Planet Foundation
Brian Doe

Brian Doe

Regional Director Africa/ Middle East
Whole Planet Foundation
Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly

Program Manager Africa/Middle East
Whole Planet Foundation
Daniel Vidal

Daniel Vidal

Social Media Specialist
Whole Planet Foundation
Daniel Zoltani

Daniel Zoltani

Regional Director Asia/ Pacific
Whole Planet Foundation
Genie Bolduc

Genie Bolduc

Team Member Volunteer Program Manager
Whole Planet Foundation
JP Kloninger

John Kloninger

Financial & Business Administrator
Whole Planet Foundation
Joy Stoddard

Joy Stoddard

Development and Outreach Director
Whole Planet Foundation
Lauren Evans

Lauren Evans

Senior Marketing and Outreach Specialist
Whole Planet Foundation
Morgan Peretti

Morgan Peretti

Education & Awareness Specialist
Whole Planet Foundation
Philip Sansone

Philip Sansone

President and Executive Director
Whole Planet Foundation
Steve Wanta

Steve Wanta

Global Program Director
Whole Planet Foundation
Vic Quiroz

Victor Quiroz

Program Analyst
Whole Planet Foundation

Advisory Committee

Vidar Jorgensen

Vidar Jorgensen

Advisor
World Health Care Congress


Microloans to more than 577,000 women entrepreneurs in 59 countries...

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Our Impact

  • Number of Countries: 59
  • Funds Committed: $48,677,697
  • Repayment Rate: 97%
  • People Supported: 2,425,000




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