Since 2005, our partners who supply Whole Foods Market with products have given over 9 million dollars to alleviate poverty through microcredit. In 2016, partners contributed $2.1 million to help people around the world with a chance for a better life.
Each year, new partners join us and some partners choose to move into higher giving levels. We’d like to celebrate this new class of 2017, who are helping us create prosperity one microloan at a time.
As a new member of the $100K Fund this year, ZICO is donating a portion of coconut water sales to support poverty alleviation programs in the Philippines where they source products.
So Delicious, a part of the WhiteWave family of brands, is also a new addition to the $100K Fund this year.
“At WhiteWave, we work to be the kind of change we want to see in the world. We believe doing better goes beyond our business practices and into our community involvement,” said Wendy Behr, Senior Vice President of R&D and Sustainability at WhiteWave. “That’s why we’re so excited to support initiatives like the Whole Planet Foundation New Prosperity campaign, which helps passionate individuals around the world make a positive difference in their communities.”
Through the So Delicious brand, WhiteWave has joined the $100K Fund, contributing $0.05 from the sales of So Delicious coconut yogurt in 2017 to help microentrepreneurs and their families to work towards a better life.
Committed to donating $50K this year to support poverty alleviation around the globe, Hiball Energy is donating $0.01 from the sale of all Alta Palla and Hiball Energy products in 2017 to Whole Planet Foundation to help meet their pledge to give $50K this year as a new member of the Supplier Alliance for Microcredit.
In the months of March, April, and May Rainbow Light will be donating 5% of the sales of designated products to help microentreprenuers lift themselves and their families out of poverty.$25K Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund
“Whole Planet Foundation’s efforts have had a profound impact on improving the living conditions of Africans throughout the entire continent. VOSS Foundation concentrates on clean water access projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Both initiatives overlap in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Kenya—countries of vital interest in the region. VOSS Water is proud to be part of what Whole Planet Foundation is doing to alleviate poverty and achieving the positive social impact by helping people and entire communities.”
We are happy to welcome VOSS as a new member of the $25K Poverty is Unnecessary Fund. In 2017, $0.05 from the sale of VOSS water products will be donated to support microlending programs through Whole Planet Foundation to alleviate poverty around the globe.
We’re excited to have WTRMLN WTR as a brand new addition to our Poverty is Unnecessary Fund. In 2017, $0.05 from the sale of WTRMLN WTR products will be donated to support microlending programs through Whole Planet Foundation® to alleviate global poverty.
“I believe in building brands that do good in this world and that raise the standard for quality in ingredients and manufacturing. WTRMLN WTR, our super clean, healthy hydration drink, is an example of this practice. We abide by an ethos of fairness and honesty, and we’ve created a Seeding Change platform to provide wellness education that empowers people to be the best version of themselves, says WTRMLN WTR Co-Founder and Creative Director, Jody Levy. “At WTRMLN WTR, empowerment includes giving back to communities across the globe, which is why our partnership with The Whole Planet Foundation is a special alignment that is close to our hearts and our mission to Seed Change and Spread Liquid Love.”
ONEHOPE believes everyone has the ability to do good via their everyday actions and produces thoughtfully-crafted products to help them do just that. ONEHOPE makes a measurable social impact with each varietal giving back to an important cause.
Jake Kloberdanz, CEO and Founder, explains, “ONEHOPE’s partnership with Whole Planet Foundation aligns perfectly with our mission of bringing people together to
celebrate and serve the world. We are proud to join forces with them to help break the cycle of poverty through our award-winning wines.”
In 2017, $0.50 from the sale of ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon will be donated to support microlending programs through Whole Planet Foundation® to alleviate global poverty.
We are happy to welcome Volvic water to the $10K Fund. $10K supplier partners provide, on average, 53 microloans each year they support Whole Planet Foundation.
Microloan-a-Month Fund members pledge to give an average first loan ($187) every month during 2017. We are happy to welcome the following new members:
Many suppliers support Whole Planet Foundation with a portion of sales from their products in Whole Foods Market stores. See a full list here.