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.


Food bank at Instituto del Progreso Latino Instituto del Progreso Latino pivots to keep their community safe

 

Community giving, Diversity and inclusion, Response

“What folks need right now is different than last month, and next month it will change again. So we keep listening and learning to understand how we can help,” says Karina Ayala-Bermejo, CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino. “When we can respond right away to the needs of our community, that’s where we can really […]

Students creating a mural BMO continues to spread the word of unity and hope with new mural

 

Community giving, Corporate social responsibility

Earlier this summer, BMO invited Chicago students to transform the plywood covering BMO Harris Bank’s main Chicago branch during protests into beautiful works of art that communicate unity and hope. Two Chicago not-for-profits – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Lives and After School Matters – created murals that returned to BMO’s main branch windows as a […]

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 […]