Community giving


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At BMO, we have a proud 200 year legacy of making tomorrow better. The BMO community giving philosophy is anchored in this rich history of success. With a focus on collaboration, learning, and innovation, we work with our community partners to achieve sustainable solutions and shape the future together.

BMO committed C$67.2M to registered charities and not-for-profits in the United States and Canada in 2019.


BMO invites Chicago student artists to create mural on unity and hope

BMO invites Chicago student artists to create mural on unity and hope

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This is not a time to be silent

This is not a time to be silent

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Chicago Public School students create mural calling for change

Chicago Public School students create mural calling for change

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BMO announces relief measures for Covid-19

BMO announces relief measures for Covid-19

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BMO and United Way grow good in Chicago

BMO and United Way grow good in Chicago

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BMO donates masks to Chicago hospitals

BMO donates masks to Chicago hospitals

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A message to our community partners

A message to our community partners

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BMO announces relief measures for Covid-19

BMO announces relief measures for Covid-19

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BMO announces largest U.S. donation ever

BMO announces largest U.S. donation ever

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Building strong neighborhoods

Building strong neighborhoods

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BMO Harris donates to Metropolitan Family Services

BMO Harris donates to Metropolitan Family Services

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Balancing consistency and change while building resilience

The BMO community giving strategy is about continuous learning and understanding the broader impact of everything we do. We have a deep sense of pride in our responsibility and ensure that we, and our community partners, are agile and well-prepared to address any opportunities and challenges that the future holds.

Our commitment to act responsibly and think about the broader impact of everything we do is aligned with our sustainability principles and our values. Our core values of integrity, empathy, diversity and responsibility, as well as our guiding principles around social change, financial resilience, community building and economic impact, are integral aspects of the way we work with our community partners to develop forward-thinking solutions that benefit society as a whole.


Accelerating social progress

As part of an ongoing renewal process to integrate new knowledge, amplify impact and accelerate social change, we are continuously reengineering our activities, processes and relationships to work more strategically along specific criteria, setting new targets and embarking on new areas of emphasis, as well as discontinuing projects that have run their course.

 

Some of our key partnerships include:

                                   

 

 


Our giving priorities

With a focus on collaboration, learning and innovation, we work with community partners to develop forward-thinking solutions that benefit society as a whole.

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Community Impact Review

An at-a-glance view of our Community Reinvestment-related activities in the United States.

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How we fund and measure

We have embedded an impact approach throughout our donations work because we are driven to improve people’s lives in tangible ways and to demonstrate change.

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