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Global Program Director

Whole Planet Foundation
550 Bowie Street
Austin , Texas 78703
United States

Company Description: The Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market Foundation whose mission is to create economic partnerships with the poor in those developing-world communities...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BA , Spanish
    University of Minnesota
  • BS , Business
    University of Minnesota
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Steve ...
www.center61.com, 1 Aug 2013 [cached]
Steve Wanta Center61 Co-Founder and Chief Compadre Executive Program Director, Whole Planet Foundation steve@center61.com
Steve is passionate about microfinance and other business solutions that are improving the lives of the poor. As Executive Program Director for Whole Planet Foundation, Steve travels the world to oversee a global portfolio of microfinance partners. He readily accepts that his full-time job may make him the luckiest man in the world and believes that residual karma from a former life is the only logical explanation for his good fortune. Working with leaders from Grameen Bank and Whole Foods Market has shaped his beliefs in creating business solutions to social challenges. Center61 is an opportunity for Steve to be connected to the Austin community of nonprofits and social entrepreneurs that share his passion for the greatest city in the US.
CCAACC Completes 1st Trade Mission to Kenya | Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce
www.capcitychamber.org [cached]
Austin, Texas- Thursday July 12, Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC) board member Steve Wanta (Whole Planet Foundation), successfully completed the first trade mission to Kenya on behalf of CCAACC.
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Steve Wanta's visit is the first of an annual trip that will be made by the Chamber to encourage business development, tourism and other advancements from the continent of Africa.
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Steve Wanta is the Executive Program Director for the Whole Planet Foundation. He oversees the existing portfolio of microfinance programs and analyzes new projects for funding.
Steve Wanta is the Executive ...
austinbcc.org, 27 May 2014 [cached]
Steve Wanta is the Executive Program Director of Whole Foods Market's foundation, the Whole Planet Foundation. In his role he oversees the Foundation's global portfolio of microfinance projects in nearly 50 countries. Since beginning in 2006, Steve has been instrumental in defining the programmatic strategy and developing a team to execute the ambitious expansion plans of the Foundation. He is passionate about microfinance and otherbusiness solutions that are improving the lives of the poor.
Board of Directors | Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
www.capcitychamber.org, 5 May 2014 [cached]
Steve Wanta is the Executive Program Director of Whole Foods Market's foundation, the Whole Planet Foundation. In his role he oversees the Foundation's global portfolio of microfinance projects in nearly 50 countries. Since beginning in 2006, Steve has been instrumental in defining the programmatic strategy and developing a team to execute the ambitious expansion plans of the Foundation. He is passionate about microfinance and other business solutions that are improving the lives of the poor.
Steve Wanta As the ...
www.socialventurepartners.org, 7 Jan 2014 [cached]
Steve Wanta As the Global Program Director for Whole Foods Market's foundation, Whole Planet Foundation, Steve is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of microfinance projects spanning 57 countries. Before joining the Foundation, he served in the Peace Corps in rural Guatemala. These experiences over the last 10 years have fueled Steve's passion to create lasting opportunities for others to realize their own potential. He believes by giving, he receives more. Steve is an active member of Austin's growing Social Entrepreneur scene and is the cofounder of Center61, a collaborative workspace for the social good sector.
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