BMO, in collaboration with Deloitte, is pleased to present the 2024 BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program.

There will be $100,000 in grants awarded. 10 women-owned businesses will each be awarded $10,000.

We are dedicated to women entrepreneurs leading with a purpose, and businesses that are shaping a sustainable future. Beginning April 30th, 2024, we are inviting women-owned businesses to submit an application sharing how their organization addresses 2-3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Businesses must also meet the below eligibility criteria:

The Business:

    • Companies must be at least 51% or more owned and controlled by an individual or individuals who self-identify as women, non-binary individual(s), or trans women
    • Head office or principal place of business is in any province or territory of Canada; with 50% or more of annual revenue tied to business sales ,
    • Must be currently active and operating in Canada,
    • is a for-profit business with annual revenues of fifty thousand Canadian dollars ($50,000) or more, and
    • Has been in operation selling a product or service for a minimum of 2 years as of April 30th, 2024

NOTE: Applicants who received a grant from the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program in the past are not eligible to participate in the 2022 program.

For full details on the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program, please click here for the Official Terms and Conditions, or consult our frequently asked questions.

What information is needed to apply for a grant?

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 ways your business addresses 2-3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) If the application is selected to move on to Round 2, the applicant must also create a short video and include the URL with their application.

When can I apply?

Applications can be submitted between April 30th, 2024 at 8:00 am ET and May 14th, 2024 at 8 pm ET.

How do I apply?

Please visit bmoforwomen.smapply.org to complete an application by May 14th, 2024 at 8 pm ET.

See the Terms and Conditions for full details about the 2024 Grant Program.

Key Dates:

    • April 30th 2024 – 8:00 AM Eastern Time: Grant application portal is open for submissions
    • May 14th 2024 – 8:00 PM Eastern Time: Grant application portal closes
    • Early June 2024: Semi-finalists will be notified
    • Early July 2024: Finalists will be notified
    • Early September 2024: Grant Recipients will be notified
    • October 2024: Announcement of 10 grant recipients