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Whole Cities Foundation Invests More Than $1 Million in Newark-Based Initiatives Over Six Years to Advance Community Health

Awards 11 More Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grants up to $15,000 Each
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NEWARK, N.J., April 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ — Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit broadening community access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that 11 community-led nonprofit organizations have been awarded up to $15,000 each through the Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant.

Whole Planet Foundation and Sponsors Fund Women Entrepreneurs in Honor of Women's History Month

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During Women’s History Month, Whole Planet Foundation and sponsors joined together to alleviate global poverty, celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and collectively raise funds to support them with microcredit.

Schmidt's Personal Care Commits Another $25,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Since 2020, Schmidt’s Personal Care has donated $25,000 to Whole Planet Foundation to fund 174 microloans and create 921 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs – mostly women. We welcome Schmidt’s again this year to the $25,000 Poverty is Unnecessary Fund and look forward to continuing our work together towards our collective mission of empowering people to change their own lives.

Ben & Jerry's Commits Another $25,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Since 2020, Ben & Jerry’s has donated $25,000 to Whole Planet Foundation to fund 174 microloans and create 921 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs – mostly women. We welcome Ben & Jerry’s again this year to the $25,000 Poverty is Unnecessary Fund and look forward to continuing our work together towards our collective mission of empowering people to change their own lives.

Lundberg Family Farms Commits $25,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Lundberg Family Farms returns as a member of the $25,000 Poverty is Unnecessary Fund supporting Whole Planet Foundation’s mission through the sale of their products in Whole Foods Market stores. To date, they have helped fund over 1,700 opportunities for microentrepreneur families around the globe to start or grow a small business in their communities.

Traditional Medicinals Commits Another $50,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Since 2008, Traditional Medicinals has been a supporter of Whole Planet Foundation and in 2018 was honored with the Foundation’s annual Trailblazer Award. Long-time advocates are critical in reducing global poverty and this year, Traditional Medicinals is again renewing its $50,000 commitment to the Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit. In 2022, Traditional Medicinals is funding essential microbusinesses to alleviate global poverty through the Foundation's microlending programs.

Naked Juice's “Goodness Outside” Commitment Provides Another $50,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Naked Juice, a Tropicana Brands Group product, is a supporter of Whole Planet Foundation since 2007, and it is renewing its $50,000 per year commitment to the Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit. This year, Naked Juice is funding essential microbusinesses to alleviate global poverty through the Foundation's microlending programs.

Honey Mama's Is Funding Women Entrepreneurs During Women's History Month

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During Women’s History Month, Whole Planet Foundation and sponsors like Honey Mama's are helping to alleviate global poverty, celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and collectively raise $50,000 to support them with microcredit.

Whole Planet Foundation Managing Seven New Projects in the Americas & Caribbean Since 2021

by Stephanie Manciagli, Regional Director
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In the first days of 2022, Whole Planet Foundation approved its 1st new project of the year, after having closed 2021 with 21 new projects. Despite operational challenges and a continued cash flow crunch this past year, due to the pandemic, Whole Planet Foundation remained committed to creating new opportunities for entry-level borrowers to access business credit.

Give a Gift that Gives Back to Microentrepreneurs this Holiday Season

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Brands who sell products in Whole Foods Market stores are empowering microentrepreneurs with economic opportunities this holiday season. These like-minded companies are donating a portion of their sales in select Whole Foods Market stores from December 1-31 to Whole Planet Foundation. These funds will be given to entrepreneurs in the form of microcredit loans in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. Learn more about each brand and why they choose to support our mission to alleviate poverty.

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