Infographic: Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Are Alleviating Poverty Worldwide

Global Impact Dashboard through Q4 2021

Each quarter Whole Planet Foundation compiles field metrics from our microfinance partners who are collecting from and disbursing to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products. With a small loan - the current average first loan size is $174 - an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a business, often home-based, and generate income for herself and her family.

Sharing Voices from our Partners: Field Officer Awards in West Africa and the Middle East

Photo at the top is Assilassime’s nominee, Magnoulelen, receiving her award at a celebratory party at her branch office in Togo.

By Claire Kelly, Regional Director for West Africa/MENA and Interim Regional Director for Asia 

Whole Planet Foundation launched the Field Officer Appreciation Award in 2014 and it remains one of my favorite annual milestones.  However, it wasn’t until 2018 that WPF requested a quote from each nominated field officer as part of the nomination.  These stories often reveal the field officer’s inspiration to join their organization and recount stories of client support of which they’re particularly proud of.

Benevity Helps Microsoft Bing Raise $1.5 Million for Nonprofits

With every search, Bing users earn rewards that are donated to a cause of the user’s choice and matched by Microsoft
Press Release

CALGARY, Alberta, December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that Give with Bing users have donated Microsoft Rewards points valued at over US$1.5 million to more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations around the world, including matching funds contributed by Microsoft since April. Microsoft will continue to match donations under the Give with Bing program through December 31, 2020, doubling the impact for nonprofits this holiday season.

Arbor Day Foundation Launches Wildfire Restoration Collaborative

Leading tree planting nonprofit rallies partners to raise awareness and action around restoring forest lands devastated by wildfires
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Wildfire Restoration Collaborative, a group of corporate and non-governmental partners dedicated to the long-term restoration of forestlands devastated by wildfires. The Foundation-led initiative connects private sector partners with high-impact tree planting projects aiming to restore critical ecosystems and build resilience against future fires.

Reflections on Our Land Rights Journey


It has now been over a year since we made our commitment on zero-tolerance for land grabs. As part of the rigorous value chain analysis of our human rights impacts that we undertake, land rights had surfaced as one of the risks.

H&M Conscious Foundation supports UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE with SEK 180 Million

Press Release

February 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - With the aim of achieving long-lasting improvements in the areas of education, clean water and strengthening women, the H&M Conscious Foundation is to support UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE. These three separate global programs for change will start from February 2014 and they will receive a total of SEK 180 million over  a three-year period.  

State Starts on Path to Employ Graduates

Avista and WSU partner for innovative engineering education

Opinion -- Candis Claiborn, dean of the Washington State University College of Engineering and Architecture 

At graduation time, many college graduates are worried about finding employment in a tough job market. You might be surprised, then, to learn that Washington employers in some sectors are struggling to find Washington-trained employees.

Recognizing Organizations That Lead The Way In High-Impact Community Engagement

Applications Now Available: 2014 Excellence Awards
Press Release

May 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - CECP, where Fortune 500 CEOs turn to achieve societal progress and sustainable business performance, released the applications for its 2014 Excellence Awards. These awards are among the most distinguished awards in the field of effective corporate societal engagement. 

NASA and Seven Other Organizations Join Skype in the Classroom to Take Kids on New Educational Adventures


When I was a kid, I had some very big dreams. My imagination would run wild with all the possibilities of answering the question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" On any given day, I would have given you wildly different answers: I wanted to be a firefighter, an astronaut, a ship captain, a writer, amongst many, many others.

How are Partnerships Helping PepsiCo Tackle Global Water Challenges?


PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation rely on the pioneering work of its partners in helping achieve our goals around water access, water efficiency, and positive water impact.  Here are some partner voices from World Water Week in Stockholm:


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