Fighting Poverty in the US

Whole Planet Foundation has seen the profound impact microcredit can have by giving a hand up to low-income entrepreneurs. You can make a difference by participating in their Prosperity Campaign.

Invest in a Future without Poverty

Can you imagine a future without poverty? (And does it look pretty good to you?) Then join us in our eighth annual Prosperity Campaign for Whole Planet Foundation!

The Gift that Gives All Year Long

Whole Planet Foundation 2014 CalendarThis holiday season, you can save money on your favorite shopping staples and help support women entrepreneurs around the globe by purchasing a Whole Planet Foundation® 2014 calendar.

Celebrate Poverty is Unnecessary Day With Us

Poverty is Unnecessary Fund® LogoWhole Planet Foundation has designated October 25th as Poverty is Unnecessary Day.

Café UBUNTU + Win a Trip to Kenya

For some people, coffee can jumpstart their day. For others, it can jumpstart their community. In Kenya, the word “ubuntu” means, “I am because we are.” Appropriately named Café UBUNTU ­– the first bakery in Maai Mahiu, Kenya – is a true collaboration that will create jobs and empower the community. Learn more about the collaboration that created the café and what is means for the community of Maai Mahiu by watching this video.

A Special Thank You to Our Team Members

Whole Foods Market Team Members have donated over $4.5 million through paycheck contributions to alleviate poverty worldwide through Whole Planet Foundation.

Greyston Bakery: Baked with a Fresh Start

Greyston Bakery BrownieDo you ever bite in to a brownie and wonder what makes it so delicious? Perhaps it’s the cage-free eggs? Possibly it’s the perfect chocolate chip crunch? Maybe it’s made with love: real, genuine, wanna-hug-your-grandma love?

Supplier Alliance Gives Opportunity Around the Globe

You have through March 31st to help us reach Whole Planet Foundation®'s Annual Prosperity Campaign goal of raising $5.7 million by donating at your local Whole Foods Market store or online. What amazing progress we've made! So far, with your help, we have raised $3,274,338. Your donation will help us give opportunity by funding microlending programs for more than a million of the very poor in 55 countries, including the US.

Bonsai People: Do Something Reel Film Festival

The Do Something Reel™ Film Festival continues this month with Bonsai People – The Vision of Muhammad Yunus, an uplifting documentary about one man’s extraordinary humanitarian work and his influence around the globe.

Whole Planet Foundation: Helping Alleviate Poverty in the United States

Thank you Whole Foods Market® shoppers! You have already raised $2.3 million to alleviate poverty around the globe, including right here in the United States!

Whole Planet Foundation® works with trusted microfinance partners to fund microcredit loans (typically loans of around $200 requiring no collateral or contract) to more than 259,000 clients (89% of them women) with a repayment rate of 97%. To date, the foundation has committed more than $34 million and disbursed more than $24 million.

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