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BMO expands west coast community partnerships with the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

February 13, 2023 | Giving and sponsorships

Supporting health equity is a key part of BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, as we drive progress towards a society that is equitable and inclusive. As our footprint expands to the West Coast with the closing of our acquisition of Bank of the West, we are also expanding our community support in California with a $250,000 donation to the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.  

The Foundation supports the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), which is celebrating its 150-year anniversary during their annual Hearts in SF event on Feb. 9 and throughout the year. Through this partnership, BMO is helping ZSFG provide essential health care to all San Franciscans by supporting the foundation’s work to develop forward-thinking solutions that benefit community members and ensure a more equitable and healthier future.   

Our community giving continues to be an important way we demonstrate our Purpose, lift our reputation and support our growth strategy. It’s also a point of pride for our colleagues, clients and the communities we serve. As BMO’s footprint expands, so does our support for communities where we do business, including in California.  Supporting the Zuckerberg San Francisco Community Hospital’s 150th anniversary celebration gives BMO a year-long opportunity to show our support for quality care and health equity so San Franciscans can live longer and heathier lives.”  

Kimberley Goode
Chief Communications & Social Impact Officer and member of SFGH Foundation Board of Directors

This partnership is a reflection of our commitment to a more inclusive society and builds on the work that we’ve done in the past with BMO’s support for the Rush BMO Institute for Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center. Announced in 2020, the institute provides resources including education and workforce development, community-based health centers and innovative community-informed research. 

Our partnership with ZSFG is also aligned with our more than $40 billion Community Benefits Plan, which invests in local communities across the U.S., with over $16 billion of the plan allocated for California. 

Other recent examples of BMO’s expansion to the West Coast include new partnerships with Los Angeles Football Club, home of the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup Champions, and Angel City Football Club, one of the newest teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the largest women-led ownership groups in sports.

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