Musicians for Microcredit™ is an initiative started by Whole Planet Foundation in 2011 as a way to engage the music community and its fans to raise awareness and funds. From digital album and track downloads to in-store performances and benefit concerts, we seek to partner with like-minded musicians and organizations to empower women around the world to change their own lives. To date, the Musicians for Microcredit program has raised $9,372 to fund poverty alleviation projects around the globe! Given that the average developing world first loan size across projects supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $166, this program will create 57 new microloans that will change the lives of 340 people.
Download for a Difference
In Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific region, we recently piloted a music download program called Download for a Difference. Select Whole Foods Market stores sold cardboard digital download “CDs” featuring 15 tracks for $5, with $2.50 going to Whole Planet Foundation and $2.50 going to our partners Inspire and Four Winds Trading Company. Now, we have launched this program purely in digital format! Support Whole Planet Foundation and download 17 tracks from today’s leading artists.
Volume 1 Artists include: Bonnie Raitt, The Civil Wars, The Alabama Shakes, Ingrid Michaelson, Andrew Bird, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Matt Costa, Josie Dunne, Josh Ritter, Tim Hanaeur, Phox, Tyrone Wells, Katie Herzig, Wye Oak, OK Sweetheart, Deer Tick, Ivan & Alyosha and Foreign Fields.
Check out a blog post from Volume 1 Artist and Whole Planet Foundation supporter Bonnie Raitt
Thank you for your support of Whole Planet Foundation through this initiative, and we hope you enjoy the first release! Get your copy today before they’re gone.