2017 Prosperity Campaign Aims to Raise $3.2 Million

Olivia Hayden Events, Foundation News, Microcredit, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores 1 Comment

Alleviating Poverty around the Globe Today marks the first day of Whole Planet Foundation’s 12th Prosperity Campaign, which funds microfinance organizations and microcredit loans to alleviate poverty where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s campaign goal is $3.2 million, which will give approximately 90,000 opportunities to those living in extreme poverty …

Whole Planet Foundation® and partners to host pre-GRAMMY® benefit in Hollywood

Olivia Hayden Events, Music, Musicians for Microcredit, Supplier Partnerships 1 Comment

Produced by Clamorhouse and featuring performances by 6 leading acts On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, Whole Planet Foundation, Clamorhouse and other valued partners will honor Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, co-founders of Alaffia, for alleviating poverty in Togo and around the globe. The biennial celebration will take place at …

Co-Chairman of the Board to Match Donations on 10/25

Olivia Hayden Events, Foundation News, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores 4 Comments

Every year on October 25th, we celebrate Poverty Is Unnecessary Day with supplier partners in the Poverty is Unnecessary Fund, who have pledged to collectively give $200,000 next year to alleviate poverty through our microfinance partners in 68 countries. This week, we received good news from Whole Planet Foundation’s Co-Chairman …

Summer Nights Concert Series for Microcredit Wraps Up 4th Year

Olivia Hayden Events, Music, Musicians for Microcredit, Supplier Partnerships, Whole Foods Market Stores Leave a Comment

This summer, Planet LA Records and Whole Foods Market stores in Southern California teamed up once again to produce the Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by ALO Drinks, Lifeway, and VitaCoco. Proceeds for the series benefit Whole Planet Foundation. So far, event sponsors and attendees have raised over $1100 for …

#MJP2Contest Winner Sarita Witnesses Microcredit at Work in Los Angeles

Katey Gorski Events, Foundation News Leave a Comment

Congratulations to Sarita for being our #MJP2Contest winner! Her winning entry, pictured on the left, was one of many thoughtful submissions that she entered throughout the contest. Her caption below tells a story of hard work, dedication and creativity that provided an inspiring answer to contest prompt: “What empowers you?” “Since …

Summer Nights Concert Series for Microcredit

Katey Gorski Events, Musicians for Microcredit 2 Comments

This summer Planet LA Records and Whole Foods Market West Hollywood are once again teaming up to produce the Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by ALO Drink and Lifeway and benefiting Whole Planet Foundation. The first concert kicked off on June 27, with performances by Jenni Alpert, Julia Pierce and …

Behind the Scenes: Sourcing Fabric for Beauty in All Beings

Katey Gorski Events 4 Comments

This year at Expo West, fabrics sourced from communities where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit were sent down the runway at the fashion show, Beauty in All Beings. Many people contributed to making this inaugural event a spectacular success. In this guest post, our friend and partner Theresa Carrington, CEO of The Blessing …