Category: Community giving

BMO’s community giving strategy is built on three pillars – collaboration, learning and innovation – that are supported by our 200-year commitment to helping improve the quality of life in our communities.


A woman with a mask selecting paint for the mural BMO invites Chicago student artists to create mural on unity and hope

 

Community giving, Diversity and inclusion

Last month, BMO invited Chicago students to transform the plywood that covered BMO’s main Chicago branch during protests into beautiful works of art that communicate unity and hope. The murals represent the opportunity Chicagoans have to create a more inclusive and just community, together. Several Chicago not for profits will take part in producing artwork […]

Dave Casper stands in front of the mural with three school children Chicago Public School students create mural calling for change

 

Community giving, Corporate social responsibility, Diversity and inclusion

“Art can tell stories and change narratives,” says Suzette Bross, Executive Director of CPS Lives. “This mural is an expression of giving back to the community and showing the good in humanity.” In June 2020, a group of Chicago students transformed the temporary plywood used to cover BMO Harris Bank’s main branch during protests into […]

This is no a time to be silent. BMO donates to organizations to support social and racial justice and inclusion

 

Community giving, Corporate social responsibility

BMO’s Purpose animates our teams around the world and guides our actions to support our customers, employees and communities. Aligned with that Purpose, BMO today announced a donation of $1 million to a number of organizations in North America to support social and racial justice, and inclusion. The bank will donate funds to the NAACP […]

A pair of hands holding a red felt heart BMO announces relief measures for COVID-19

 

Community giving, Response

During this time of uncertainty, we want you to know that we are here to support you and our communities as we all come together to help keep one another safe and healthy. BMO Harris has pledged up to $500,000 to support crisis relief efforts in areas of immediate community need as a result of […]

BMO Lights Fest BMO Harris donates $10,000 to Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago

 

Community giving

At BMO, we are driven by our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, and to honor that, we closed off 2019 by giving back with the help of our customers and community! During the holiday season, BMO asked community members to share a holiday message using the hashtag, #BMOLightsFest, on Twitter, Instagram […]

Bringing innovative, locally-focused and collaborative approach to building strong neighborhoods

 

Community giving

As long-time partners, BMO and United Way have worked closely to address societal challenges. In that time, we’ve found that while every community is unique, lack of economic inclusion is a common issue affecting residents of many of North America’s large cities. More and more, we have seen that “the neighborhood you live in can […]