Whole Planet Foundation®

Whole Planet Foundation's mission is poverty alleviation in developing-world communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. Through microcredit, Whole Planet Foundation seek to unleash the energy and creativity of every human being they work with in order to create wealth and prosperity in emerging economies. Whole Planet Foundation partners with microfinance institutions in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Learn more at www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.

Buy a Shirt, Benefit Microentrepreneurs

Custom-designed Courage of One T-Shirts benefitting Whole Planet Foundation are now available from My Social Canvas. Designer Kayla from Tampa, FL won the t-shirt design contest of our Courage of One Challenge in partnership with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I

They’re here! Custom-designed Courage of One T-Shirts benefitting Whole Planet Foundation are now available from My Social Canvas.

Designer Kayla from Tampa, FL won the t-shirt design contest of our Courage of One Challenge in partnership with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. Now you too can create change as $1 from each shirt sold benefits Whole Planet Foundation. With an average first loan size of $186, each dollar has big impact. Get yours today!

Supplier Partner Spotlight: Poverty is Unnecesary Fund Navitas Naturals

It may not be a national holiday or a day recorded in the history books, but for more than 765,000 people worldwide and for us, October 25 is an important date! Nine years ago, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation with a mission to alleviate global poverty through microcredit, and since, we have reached the milestone of disbursing more than $36 million in small loans to microcredit clients across 61 countries, empowering them with a chance to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Each year, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its birthday as Poverty is Unnecessary Day by promoting the generosity of Whole Foods Market suppliers who support the foundation’s mission at the $25,000 giving level. Each $25,000 donation is enough to provide nearly 150 impoverished families with loans and chance to change their own lives! This year, we will celebrate our ninth birthday by honoring our Poverty is Unnecessary Fund – suppliers and companies who have donated between $25,000 and $50,000 each this year to support our mission: Café Spice, CorePower Yoga, Food Should Taste Good, Genji Sushi, Greyston Bakery, LÄRABAR, Liberté, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, Navitas Naturals, ORGANIC INDIA, Stacy’s, Steaz, Suja Juice and Vita Coco.

Learn more about how our $25,000 donors are helping lift impoverished women and their families out of poverty.

Sharing the Story of Microcredit through Food

Sri Lankan Egg Hoppers

These crêpe-like "bowls" are a popular street food in Sri Lanka. Made from rice flour and coconut milk, the crisp hoppers form edible bowls for simply cooked eggs. Serve with a spicy chile sauce, chutney and fresh herbs. Inspired by Whole Planet Foundation microcredit client recipes.

Get Involved

If you have questions or would like to get involved, please visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org or send an email to general_info@wholeplanetfoundation.org.