BMO Financial Group has announced the expansion of its 2021 Grant Program for women-owned businesses across North America, in collaboration with Deloitte.
As part of this year’s program, BMO Celebrating Women, a BMO-owned community program, has pledged $200,000 in grants.
The firm will also recognize six women-owned businesses across North America for their contribution to social, environmental and/or economic sustainability outcomes through their organizations’ policies, practices or products.
To assist with the grant recipient selection process, BMO has collaborated with key strategic partners and leaders in sustainability across North America to form this year’s advisory panel of judges.
Kathy Scherer, vice chair and Chicago managing partner, Deloitte LLP, said: “We’re proud to work with BMO as they expand this program to the U.S. to support women entrepreneurs.
“Women-owned businesses are a vital piece of our economy and Deloitte is committed to advancing their financial progress.”