Celebrating Montana Broadcasting

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Founded in 1958 by visionary pioneer broadcaster, Ed Craney, entrepreneur and philanthropist, the Greater Montana Foundation works to expand quality broadcasting in Montana, by funding television and radio programs, webcasts and other electronic media,  produced, featuring, or about Montana and its people.  In a competitive grant application process, grants are awarded to commercial stations,  as well as nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

In partnership with the Montana Broadcasters Association, GMF funds the annual E.B. Craney awards for excellence in broadcasting and continuing professional education for its members.

In addition, the Greater Montana Foundation provides funding to the radio and television department of the School of Journalism at the University of Montana for a variety of student projects and productions. GMF also funds an annual scholarship for two students at the Montana State University School of Film and Photography.

To apply for a grant from the Greater Montana Foundation, please download our 2016 Grant Application form. If you’re applying for a commercial grant, please note that we accept commercial grant applications at any time, which you can download here.

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Recent Blog Posts

January 17, 2015 |

2014 Grants by Town

2014 GREATER MONTANA FOUNDATION GRANTS BY TOWN  GMF awards over $300,000 in grants BILLINGS MusEco Media and...

September 5, 2013 |

Grants Awarded 2013

2013  GRANTS AWARDED   (By community, statewide grants listed where organization HQs are established)   Billings...

March 6, 2013 |

2012 Grant Recipients

Special Statewide Initiatives Commercial broadcasters challenge:  $40,000 for grants to commercial broadcasters...

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