Whole Foods Market, Amazon and Chase Launch Donation Campaign to Support Whole Planet Foundation

For the first two weeks of March, Amazon and Chase will donate 2% of Whole Foods Market purchases made with an Amazon Rewards Visa Card to Whole Planet Foundation
Mar 1, 2019 12:05 AM ET
Press Release

Whole Foods Market announced today that Amazon and Chase will donate an amount equal to 2% of in store and online purchases made with an Amazon Rewards Visa Card – up to a maximum of $1,000,000 – to Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit organization that alleviates global poverty through microloans.

During this period, customers using the Amazon Rewards Visa Card at Whole Foods Market will still earn 3% Back on Whole Foods Market purchases, or 5% Back for cardmembers with an eligible Prime membership.

Since 2006, Whole Planet Foundation has disbursed $75 million through microfinance partners in 75 countries, including in 17 cities in the U.S. Whole Planet Foundation collaborates with a wide network of microfinance organizations and supports entrepreneurs in some of the most marginalized and remote communities around the world.

“We are thrilled to have Chase and Amazon donate when shoppers use their Amazon Rewards Visa Card,” said Philip Sansone, president and executive director for Whole Planet Foundation. “For a woman investing in her home-based bakery, neighborhood shop, small scale farm, or artisan goods she sells in a marketplace, a microcredit loan of $200 or less can give her the chance to create or expand her business, and help lift her out of poverty.”

“We are excited to joinly create, with our partners at Amazon and Whole Foods Market, a program that benefits Whole Planet Foundation and will ultimately have a positive impact on families living in poverty around the world,” said Leslie Gillin, president of Chase Co-Brand Cards. “For using their credit card at Whole Foods, Amazon Reward Visa Cardmembers will continue to get their amazing benefits – such as 5% or 3% Back –  as well as support women microentrepreneurs through this campaign. It is truly a win-win.”

Key Benefits of the Amazon Rewards Visa Card:

  • From March 1 to 14, Amazon and Chase will donate 2% of Whole Foods Market purchases made with an Amazon Rewards Visa Card to Whole Planet Foundation, up to a maximum of $1,000,000
  • 5% Back on Whole Foods Market purchases with an eligible Prime membership; otherwise 3% Back
  • 5% Back at Amazon.com with an eligible Prime membership; otherwise 3% Back
  • 2% Back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores
  • 1% Back on all other purchases
  • No cap on rewards earned
  • Rewards never expire and are redeemable, as long as their account is open and in good standing, on hundreds of millions of products at Amazon.com
  • No foreign transaction fees when traveling abroad or for cross-border shopping
  • No annual credit card fee
  • Zero fraud liability
  • Benefits including travel and purchase protections, as well as 24/7 concierge service, through Visa Signature

About Amazon

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About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: Nearly 5,000 branches, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to Chase.com.

About Whole Foods Market

For 39 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world's leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has over 490 stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit media.wfm.com.

About Whole Planet Foundation

Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of December 2018, Whole Planet Foundation is alleviating poverty through microfinance partners in the United States and 74 other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. To date, the nonprofit has disbursed $75 million dollars through microlending partners worldwide, funding 3.3 million microloans and 17 million opportunities for a better life for microentrepreneurs and their family members.