BMO EMpower


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BMO Harris Bank, N.A. (BMO) is proud to build on its strong history of community support with a more than $40 billion Community Benefits Plan supporting organizations in communities across the United States, with over $16 billion of the plan commitment targeted for the State of California. Under the banner of BMO EMpower 2.0, this plan will go beyond providing a financial commitment. It includes strategic partnerships and fosters deep community engagement in markets across our expanded footprint in the United States. Through this combination of financial and community-driven investment, we believe that together with our partners we can create meaningful change at the local level.


BMO makes first direct equity investment in commercial development with DL3 Realty Advisors

BMO makes first direct equity investment in commercial development with DL3 Realty Advisors

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BMO Harris Bank nears $20 million milestone for Black and Latinx small business lending program

BMO Harris Bank nears $20 million milestone for Black and Latinx small business lending program

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BMO EMpower exceeds first year targets with over $2 billion in commitments

BMO EMpower exceeds first year targets with over $2 billion in commitments

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BMO Boost Her sweepstakes announced in celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month

BMO Boost Her sweepstakes announced in celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month

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Our BMO for Black and Latinx Small Business Program is expanding across our U.S. footprint

Our BMO for Black and Latinx Small Business Program is expanding across our U.S. footprint

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BMO Harris Bank launches BMO Women in Business special purpose credit program across its full footprint

BMO Harris Bank launches BMO Women in Business special purpose credit program across its full footprint

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BMO Harris brings mainstream banking to financially underserved consumers

BMO Harris brings mainstream banking to financially underserved consumers

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Cara and BMO Harris collaborate on workforce development program

Cara and BMO Harris collaborate on workforce development program

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BMO commits $5 billion to advance inclusive economic recovery in the U.S.

BMO commits $5 billion to advance inclusive economic recovery in the U.S.

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BMO Harris recognized by U.S. government for service to low- to moderate-income communities

BMO Harris recognized by U.S. government for service to low- to moderate-income communities

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BMO Harris launches Black and Latin-owned small business programs

BMO Harris launches Black and Latin-owned small business programs

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BMO and Rush University System for Health join forces to make healthcare more equitable

BMO and Rush University System for Health join forces to make healthcare more equitable

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BMO announces early actions supporting $5 billion commitment to inclusive economic recovery in the U.S.

BMO announces early actions supporting $5 billion commitment to inclusive economic recovery in the U.S.

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Accelerating access to capital: Building a  more inclusive economy

Accelerating access to capital: Building a more inclusive economy

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Canela: Woman-led startup changing Hispanic media

Canela: Woman-led startup changing Hispanic media

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Eliminating barriers and supporting inclusive economic opportunity

At BMO, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life and our Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 strategy. We have a responsibility to respond to the demands of our rapidly changing economic and social landscape to drive meaningful change and champion racial equity, and have made a Bold Commitment to support an inclusive society. We have responded to this challenge by launching BMO EMpower, another step in our commitment to growing the good in our communities.


BMO EMpower


$5 Billion Over 5 Years


$300MM
Small Business Lending

Native American, Women, Black and Latinx-owned small business lending program

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$500MM
Minority Commercial Lending

Accelerate lending for Black and Latinx-owned commercial businesses

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$3BN
Community Development Lending & Investing

Community reinvestment in real estate, affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization

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$300MM
Municipal & Non-Profit Lending

Provide critical support for non-profit and municipal clients

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$500MM
Home Mortgage Lending

Lending to low-to-moderate income level communities

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$500MM
Corporate Social Responsibility

Philanthropic giving, community engagement, supplier/business diversity initiatives and diverse talent programs

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BMO EMpower


$5 Billion Over 5 Years


$300MM
Small Business Lending

Native American, Women, Black and Latinx-owned small business lending program

Learn more

$500MM
Minority Commercial Lending

Accelerate lending for Black and Latinx-owned commercial businesses

Learn more

$3BN
Community Development Lending & Investing

Community reinvestment in real estate, affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization

Learn more

$300MM
Municipal & Non-Profit Lending

Provide critical support for non-profit and municipal clients

Learn more

$500MM
Home Mortgage Lending

Lending to low-to-moderate income level communities

Learn more

$500MM
Corporate Social Responsibility

Philanthropic giving, community engagement, supplier/business diversity initiatives and diverse talent programs

Learn more



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Diversity, equity and inclusion

BMO’s Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 is a multi-year strategy focused on providing access to opportunities and enabling growth both inside and outside our doors.

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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.

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Boldly grow the good in business and life

Our purpose

We deliver value far beyond the bottom line. Working together with our customers, our employees and our communities, we look for opportunities to accelerate positive change, united in the belief that success can be mutual.

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