BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program 2021 | Eligibility & How To Apply

Sustainability is fundamental to BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. BMO, in collaboration with Deloitte, is pleased to present the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program.

In line with BMO’s commitment to direct capital to achieve positive sustainability impacts, applicants for the 2021 BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program will be evaluated for their contribution to social, environmental and/or economic sustainability outcomes. Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they are creating positive impacts, or minimizing negative impacts, for their customers, communities, employees and/or other stakeholders. Impacts can be generated through an organization’s policies, practices or products, where these advance sustainability objectives such as those of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Grant

Top 10

Each confirmed Recipient who achieved a Top 10 Stage 3 Score will receive:

  • $10,000 CAD (payable to the Eligible Small Business);
  • One (1) BMO Celebrating Women Personalized Crystal Vase; and
  • A profile on BMOforWomen.com and certain BMO social channels (as determined by BMO in its sole and absolute discretion).

Runner-up

Each confirmed Recipient who achieved a Stage 3 Score in eleventh to eighteenth place will receive:

  • $2,500 CAD (payable to the Eligible Small Business);
  • One (1) BMO Celebrating Women Personalized Crystal Vase; and
  • A profile on BMOforWomen.com and certain BMO social channels (as determined by BMO in its sole and absolute discretion).

Eligibility

The Applicant:

  • is a resident of Canada, and
  • has reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory.

The Business:

  • is at least 51% owned or controlled by women or by individual(s) who self-identify as women;
  • is headquartered in Canada with a minimum 50% of revenue tied to business sales done in Canada;
  • is currently active and operating in Canada;
  • is a for-profit business with annual revenues of $10 million CAD or less, and;
  • has been in operation selling a product or service for a minimum of 2 years as of January 1, 2021.

Applicants who received a grant from the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program in 2020 are not eligible to participate in the 2021 program.

How To Apply

The application itself requires providing basic information about the business owner(s) and the business. Each applicant must answer a series of short questions about the sustainability impacts that have been incorporated into their business. Each applicant must also create a short video and include the URL with their application.

Click Here To Apply

For more information, visit BMO Celebrating Women Grant

Application Deadline: August 13, 2021

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