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 getting her blood pressure taken BMO and Rush University System for Health join forces to make healthcare more equitable

 

Community giving, Community reinvestment

In Chicago, a baby born today in Chicago’s Loop is likely to live to 82. But travel west along the Blue Line and life expectancy drops below 70. To address this harsh reality, BMO is announcing a $10 million donation to create the new Rush BMO Institute for Health Equity to ensure zero barriers to […]

A lady wearing a mask BMO Announces $250,000 Donation to Organizations Supporting Global Emergency COVID-19 Relief Efforts

 

Community giving, Response

BMO announced today it will donate $250,000 to support organizations helping those around the world impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. BMO’s contribution comes alongside contributions from seven Canadian banks collectively donating more than $1.15 million to international relief organizations. BMO’s donation will be directed to UNICEF, the WHO Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross […]

Holiday window display for Magnificent Mile Lights Festival BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kicks off

 

Community giving

You know the holiday season is right around the corner when the annual BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival event takes place. This year, the festival took on a different look and feel. There wasn’t a parade, but a show was curated and shown in Chicago on ABC7 this past Sunday to honor the tradition […]

Mother and daughter looking at each other BMO donation makes Latino Progresando’s new Community Resource Center in Little Village neighborhood a reality

 

Community giving

Latinos Progresando (LP), an organization whose mission is to deliver high quality information and resources for people to build secure, healthy and productive lives, is in the process of transforming an abandoned library in Little Village into a community center that will provide essential resources to individuals. “Our neighborhood has faced so many challenges this […]

A group of people wearing masks in front of the mural outside BMO’s Lake Street branch in Minneapolis Juxtaposition Arts and BMO Harris Bank Create Mural of Hope & Unity

 

Community giving

Over the past several months, BMO partnered with local not for profits to create murals out of the plywood that was placed outside BMO Harris Bank branches damaged during the protests and acts of activism that took place across the country after the death of George Floyd. These murals were designed to bring the message […]

CBA | Joe Belew Award BMO Harris recognized for innovative community development program

 

Community giving

The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) awarded BMO Harris Bank with the Joe Belew Award for its cornerstone role and recommitment to the United Way of Metro Chicago’s Neighborhood Network Initiative. The 2020 Joe Belew Award is presented to the CBA member-bank with the most innovative and impactful community development programs. A record 14 entries were submitted this […]