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100+ Advocates Join the Poverty is Unnecessary Project 2020

City of Austin, Texas Proclaims October 25th, 2020 as Poverty is Unnecessary Day
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The Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund members donating $25,000 each to alleviate global poverty and culminates in the Poverty Is Unnecessary Online Auction & Celebration on October 25th.  This year, the online event marks 15 years of this work by Whole Planet Foundation and its passionate su

Whole Foods Market Nonprofit Foundations Launch Fundraising Campaign to Support Local and Global Communities

Shoppers and suppliers alleviate poverty, improve children’s nutrition and expand healthy food access and nutrition education
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Whole Foods Market’s three philanthropic Foundations have combined forces to kick off the Communities Campaign today, a two-week drive to raise awareness and funds, enabling shoppers to join the retailer in efforts to alleviate global poverty, improve children’s nutrition and increase healthy food access in communities facing barriers. 

Whole Cities Foundation Awards 40 Community First Grants to Amplify Locally Led Healthy Food Access Solutions

$320,000 Invested in 33 Cities Spanning 21 States
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AUSTIN, Texas, October 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit broadening community access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that it will award 40 Community First Grants this fall to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. 

The Foundation’s Community First Grants support community-led nonprofits with programs focused on creating long-term fresh, healthy food access and more equitable and sustainable local food systems. Each grant partner will receive $8,000 for a total investment of $320,000 by Whole Cities Foundation. 

Whole Kids Foundation and Mikaila Ulmer to Host “Dream Like a Teen” Young Entrepreneur Virtual Round Table on October 3

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Top youth entrepreneurs from across the country are joining Whole Kids Foundation in a virtual event to share their wins, insights and key learnings with the aim of helping other kids start or grow their businesses. The online event is free and open to the public. 

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Last-Mile Investment in Malawi: A Whole Planet Foundation Interview with GGEM Farming's Ko Chijota

by Zoe So, Regional Director for Eastern & Southern Africa
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The Whole Planet Foundation team is excited to introduce our new partnership with GGEM Farming, a young social enterprise operating out of Nkhotakota, on the shores of Lake Malawi. GGEM Farming is the first partner we are engaging under a new initiative to make our funding more accessible to early stage, locally-led companies. Such companies often have programs that are informed by deep knowledge of the local context, and the staff are rooted in the communities where they work.

Whole Kids Foundation Grants $33,000 to Young Entrepreneurs

Nonprofit Teams Up with Mikaila Ulmer and Other Teen Pioneers to Host Virtual Round Table for Business-minded Kids on October 3
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AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, Whole Kids Foundation unveiled the recipients of its first Young Entrepreneurs Pilot Grants aimed at supporting youth-led business programs that are improving the way kids eat through gardening, plant-forward cooking or nutrition education. The two grant recipients received a combined total of $33,000 from the foundation to help grow their programs.

Realtors Reducing Poverty: Tony Sells SLC

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Whole Planet Foundation has been supported by Tony Huston since 2014. Tony was instrumental in his former employer showing up one day to the Whole Foods Market headquarters office in Austin, Texas with a Big Check made out to Whole Planet Foundation for $100,000.  He had heard about Whole Planet Foundation impact from Whole Foods Market team members and wanted to join them and other stakeholders in alleviating poverty in countries around the globe that supply stores with products.

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Rob Howard of Brooksource

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Brooksource is a proud event sponsor of the Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K that raised $63,000 to alleviate poverty around the globe.  On June 27, 2020, fifteen hundred participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K to run, walk, bike or move for microcredit.  Registration fees, donations and sponsorships from this online event will fund more than 360 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundation, creating 1,900 opportu

Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K Raises $63,000 for Low-Income Entrepreneurs

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Fifteen hundred participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K to run, walk, bike or move for microcredit.  Registration fees, donations and sponsorships from this online event will fund more than 360 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundation, creating 1,900 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs and their family members to change their own lives through entrepreneurship.

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