Whole Planet Foundation
HISTORY OF THE MISSION
Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) is a 501c3 private foundation established by Whole Foods Market (WFM) in 2005. WPF was born from the WFM core value, Caring About Our Communities and Our Environment, an idea of shared fate with WFM’s global communities. The mission of WPF is to provide financial support to Microfinance Institutions (MFI) to alleviate poverty through expansion of microcredit services in communities that supply Whole Foods Market with product. Partner MFIs deliver financial services that are tailored to the realities of people living in poverty while maintaining efficient operations in a financially sustainable manner. • Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org • WPF was created and is funded by Whole Foods Market with the mission of supporting MF in the developing world where WFM sources product • WPF first microfinance projects were funded in 2005 in partnership with Dr. Yunus and Grameen Trust and has since evolved to support MF in 55 countries.