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 non-commercial grant from the Greater Montana Foundation, please read How to Apply for a Grant. For commercial grants, please read How to Apply for a Commercial Grant.

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Recent Blog Posts

May 6, 2016 |


Here’s a listing of the grants awarded in 2015.

August 29, 2015 |

Commercial Station Grants and Partnerships 2012- July, 2015

Click here to read about the awarded grants as of July, 2015.

January 17, 2015 |

2014 Grants by Town

Here is our list of 2014 grants, by town.

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