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Join our $10K Donors and our Turkey Trek 10K Challenge

Whole Planet Foundation10K Supplier Partners, Events, Supplier Partnerships

Trek with Us this Thanksgiving Week Our Turkey Trek Virtual 10K starts today, and you can still join us! Grab your running shoes, swimsuit, skateboard, or whatever gets you moving and travel 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) or more between November 19-26th to complete the challenge. Registration remains open for the duration of the Trek, …

Whole Foods Market Suppliers are Alleviating Poverty Together

Sandy MariscalFoundation News, Supplier Partnerships

Join us in celebrating 13 years of poverty alleviation! In 2005, Whole Foods Market chose microcredit as the vehicle by which it would support global communities where the company sources products. A company-wide Global 5% Day on October 25th resulted in $525,000, which launched Whole Planet Foundation’s mission to fund …

matt of vital farms weaving

Vital Farms: Making Lasting Change by Supporting Small Businesses

Whole Planet Foundation10K Supplier Partners, Latin America and the Caribbean, Supplier Partnerships

Back in 2007, when Matt and Catherine O’Hayer started pasture-raising hens, their thoughts were never just on the birds in their care, but in using whatever means at their disposal to effect lasting change. Directly, that meant challenging long-held assumptions in the food business – that sustainable could not mean …

Whole Planet Foundation and Donors Visit Harlem Entrepreneurs Supported by Grameen America

Joy StoddardMicrofinance Partners, Supplier Partnerships, The United States

Whole Planet Foundation has funded microfinance partner Grameen America since 2007, contributing $4.7 million to date to alleviate poverty in the United States in 14 cities including New York. Grameen America is dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women who live in poverty build businesses to generate income for themselves and their …

Thank You for Joining the Power Her Potential Expo!

Olivia HaydenEvents, Supplier Partnerships

This year’s Power Her Potential Women’s Expo empowered women both locally and abroad. We aimed to raise $10,000 to alleviate poverty by supporting some of the poorest entrepreneurs, mostly women, all over the world.  We’re proud to report that attendees and sponsors of the event, which was held on June …

pierrette benin

Growing Women’s Empowerment Through the Moringa Tree  

Whole Planet FoundationSub-Saharan Africa, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores

Meet Pierrette, a mother of five, a moringa farmer, and entrepreneur from Benin, West Africa. After tragedy hit her family, she formed a moringa farming cooperative. She was able to pull herself and 133 women members out of poverty by growing, processing, and selling moringa tree leaves. Growing Women’s Empowerment …

Supplier Alliance for Microcredit: Thank You for Making Our Work Possible

Olivia Hayden50K Supplier Partners, Prosperity Campaign, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores

Our annual Prosperity Campaign has raised over $2.7 million since March 1st because of your support! In addition to donations from individuals and Team Members in Whole Foods Market® stores and online, generous Supplier Partners in our $100K Fund and the $50K Supplier Alliance for Microcredit support this effort and …

papyrus and whole planet team

$100,000 Fund Partners are Powering Her Potential

Olivia Hayden100K Supplier Partners, Prosperity Campaign, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores

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 …

maimuna the gambia

Whole Planet Foundation® Launches 2018 Prosperity Campaign

Joy StoddardNews, Press Releases, Prosperity Campaign, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores

 Partners Commit $1.2 Million for Microcredit AUSTIN, Texas (February 16, 2018) – On Thursday, March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s …

Field Notes from Paraguay

Whole Planet FoundationLatin America and the Caribbean, Supplier Partnerships, Team Member Volunteers, Travel, Whole Foods Market Stores

This guest blog comes to us from Adelle Housker, who visited Paraguay on the Whole Foods Market® Team Member Volunteer Program in September 2017. “When it’s really hot, that sometimes happens,” said our guide, Maria del Mar. The lights and air conditioning died while we were eating lunch at a …