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Executive 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

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BA , Spanish
    University of Minnesota
  • BS , Business
    University of Minnesota
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Our Team | Empower Zambia, 8 Mar 2014 [cached]
Steve Wanta, Microfinance Steve is a firm believer in microfinance and is currently the Field Manager for the Whole Planet Foundation. Prior to his work with Whole Planet, he lived in Guatemala through the Peace Corp and worked with local farmers to implement business solutions. He cares greatly about improving the lives of the poor through business initiatives. Steve also Co Founded Center 61, a co-working community for Social Entrepreneurs & Non-profits.
Mr. Steve ..., 22 Jan 2014 [cached]
Mr. Steve Wanta Executive Program Director Whole Planet Foundation
Steve ..., 15 Sept 2013 [cached]
Steve Wanta
Steve Wanta
Steve is passionate about microfinance and other business solutions that are improving the lives of the poor. He was hired by Whole Planet Foundation in March 2006 as the Field Program Manager to support the creation of new microfinance institutions in Guatemala and Costa Rica in partnership with Grameen Trust. Only months prior to beginning with the Foundation, Steve had completed his two years of service in the Peace Corps working with rural Guatemalan farmers implementing business solutions in an effort to improve their livelihoods.
His international development experience coupled with his previous work in business development in the technology industry help Steve to bridge between people struggling to make ends meet and leaders looking to understand the challenges of the poor. Now as the Global Program Director, Steve is responsible for overseeing and expanding Whole Planet Foundation's portfolio of microfinance projects around the world.
Steve is proud to be a 2008 Whole Foods Market Global All-Star, an avid rugby player, and a fluent Spanish speaker.
Board of Directors | Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce, 14 Sept 2013 [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.
SXSW Eco Advisory Board - ..., 12 Mar 2014 [cached]
SXSW Eco Advisory Board - Steve Wanta
Steve Wanta
Global Program Director
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