The Whole Planet Foundation  funds micro-lending projects throughout the developing world. 100% of donations collected at Whole Foods Market fund microloans to the poorest of the poor, so they can start a simple business to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Whole Planet Foundation provides microloans to women, who are usually denied credit from banks; a typical microloan is $180. Many of the products on our shelves also fund the Whole Planet Foundation – look for signs! Whole Foods Market covers 100% of the operating and administrative costs of the Whole Planet Foundation, so your donations directly fund microloans.