Grant Amount: $10,000
We’re excited to present the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program, in collaboration with Deloitte. Eight women-owned businesses each will be receiving a $10,000 grant to take their businesses to the next level.
We’re looking for women business owners who are motivated by growth and change and are excited to break barriers to achieve success. We recognize that access to funding and capital is a challenge that women business owners often face. BMO is committed to investing in and supporting women-owned businesses and has honored over 215 women since 2012.
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.
HOW TO QUALIFY
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.
Has a physical location (or a mailing address for their headquarters) in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri or Wisconsin
Must be a for-profit business with annual revenues of $5 million USD or less
In good standing in the state in which the business is registered
In operation selling a product or service for at least 2 years as of January 1, 2022