BMO proudly supports charitable initiatives in the communities where we operate through donations and sponsorship programs. We embrace the diversity of people’s social needs, ideas and interests, and therefore we distribute our contributions over a broad range of initiatives, including education, health, arts and culture, community development and sports and athletics.
In Canada, BMO donates only to non-profit organizations that are designated as registered charities by Canada Customs & Revenue Agency. Funding requests are reviewed by our Corporate Donations Committee, which meets on a quarterly basis. The Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, BMO Financial Group is the most senior position with responsibility for donations in Canada.
In the U.S., BMO Harris Bank has dedicated Community Affairs teams that coordinate corporate giving with local community organizations in the various geographical areas it serves. The Senior Vice-President, Community Affairs and Economic Development, BMO Harris Bank is the most senior position with responsibility for donations in the U.S.
How to apply for a donation in Canada
How to apply for a donation in the U.S.
View a current list of donations made in North America.
BMO Harris Bank also provides capital and financial expertise for communities through the BMO Harris Bank Community Investments Group. To learn more about partnering with the Community Investments Group or to present a qualified investment for consideration, go to Community Development.
BMO provides support to the victims of natural disasters through corporate giving and employee-matched donations. We also support customer donations by waiving fees or charges for sending drafts or fund transfers for a specified period, and accepting donations at all of our branches. To ensure our donations will have the most impact, we support fundraising appeals by organizations such as the Red Cross Red Cross, which coordinates with local, national and international responders.
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