We deposited rainbows.
And made a change.

Thank you for helping us turn a symbol of pride into a symbol of action in support of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Together, we reached our goal of depositing over 50,000 rainbow images resulting in a $50,000 donation to Rainbow Railroad, a non-profit organization that helps persecuted members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community find safety.

This campaign is now closed. However, you can still explore the thousands of rainbows deposited from around the world and learn about ongoing BMO initiatives aimed at supporting the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Discover rainbows
near you.

50,000 rainbows were deposited all over North America. Use this
interactive map to discover rainbows deposited both near and far.

Explore Rainbows

Learn more about this initiative.

Rainbows at Their Roots
In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker designed the first rainbow flag, which quickly became an iconic symbol of 2SLGBTQ+ pride.

Today, we see rainbows displayed everywhere – so much so that it makes some wonder if this symbol has lost the meaningful action once associated with it.

This initiative is meant to return the rainbow to its roots as a symbol of action by giving it real value in support of Rainbow Railroad’s efforts to help 2SLGBTQ+ individuals escape persecution.

For every rainbow deposited between June 1–August 31, BMO will donate $1 to the Rainbow Railroad, up to a maximum of $50,000 CAD.

This is an enterprise BMO Harris/Bank of Montreal initiative.
About Rainbow Railroad
For 16 years, Rainbow Railroad has supported 2SLGBTQ+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Since their founding, Rainbow Railroad has helped over 3,100 individuals find safety through emergency relocation and other forms of assistance.

Learn more at RainbowRailroad.org

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