Frontier Co-op is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Long-term Partner Pledges Additional $100,000
Apr 9, 2019 12:30 PM ET

This year, Whole Planet Foundation raised $4.2 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products. Amplifying this year’s campaign, suppliers to Whole Foods Market in the Foundation’s top giving levels are collectively donating $1.05 million to fund 31,550 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs around the world to change their own lives.  

Frontier Co-op began as a two-person operation in 1976 in a river cabin in Eastern Iowa. Since then they have grown steadily to become a major supplier to the natural products industry. The brand has been a proud supporter of Whole Planet Foundation since 2012, donating more than $460,000 to alleviate global poverty through microcredit and renewing their membership in the $100,000 Fund in 2019.

Microcredit is small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

“It has always been central to our mission to provide fair and equitable economic opportunities for our sourcing partners around the world. As such, we believe strongly in Whole Planet Foundation’s mission, and we are grateful to be a part of their efforts to empower those living in poverty to sustain their livelihoods and their communities,” says the team at Frontier Co-op.

Whole Planet Foundation’s global impact has reached microentrepreneurs in 75 countries thanks to supplier donors - like Frontier Co-op - who have contributed more than $12 million for poverty alleviation.  During March, the generosity of Frontier was spotlighted in Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Prosperity Campaign, taking place in Whole Foods Market stores.  Please join Frontier Co-op in alleviating poverty and make your donation today to #FundHerFuture.