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BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program

This grant is provided by BMO

  • Grant Amount

    $10K
  • Open date

  • Application Deadline

About This Grant

BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program in collaboration with Deloitte is looking for women business owners who are motivated by growth and change and are excited to break barriers to achieve success. Fifteen women-owned businesses will receive a $10,000 grant to take their businesses to the next level.

The BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program will assess applicants based on their high-level business growth plans. Any type of business growth will be considered whether expanding into a new market or creating a new product/service.

Documents Required

  • Provide basic information about you (the business owner) and your business
  • Answer a series of short questions about your business growth goals
  • If you are selected to move forward to round 2, upload a short video of you explaining why business growth is important to you, what your personal motivation is and why you are passionate about this growth goal.
  • You'll fill out an application and provide information about your business through SurveyMonkey

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be eligible for the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program, you’ll need to show us your high-level overview of your business growth strategy.

    You’ll also need to meet specific eligibility criteria as an applicant and business.
  • Criteria for applicants:
  • You’re the owner of a business
  • You’re a resident of the U.S.
  • You’ve reached the legal age of majority in the state where your business resides
  • Criteria for businesses:
  • Must be at least 51% owned or controlled by women or by individuals who self-identify as women
  • Currently active and operating in the U.S. and in accordance with all applicable laws, licenses and regulations
  • Has a physical location (or a mailing address for their headquarters) in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan*, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas*, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. *Businesses located in Michigan or Texas must be within 100 miles of a BMO full-service retail branch.
  • Must be a for-profit business with annual revenues of $5 million USD or less
  • In good standing and operating in the state in which the business is registered
  • In operation selling a product or service for at least two years as of April 1, 2024