Who We Are

E.B. (“Ed”) Craney  founded the Greater Montana Foundation in 1958 and continued to fund it until his death in 1991.

Historical Documents Relating To The Basic Purpose of The Greater Montana Foundation

Undated letter to GMF’s Board of Trustees from Ed Craney

Letter from Ed and Connie Craney dated  October 3, 1963


Memo written about the scope and purpose of The Greater Montana Foundation, dated December 18, 1984.  (NOTE:  The author of this memo is not indentified in the text of the document, but some evidence suggests that the author was the late Peter Meloy, who was Mr. Craney’s attorney and is believed to have been a Trustee of the Greater Montana Foundation at the time that the memo was written)


Historical Documents Relating To E.B. “Ed” Craney


Ed Craney:  The Voice of Montana


A 25-page unpublished thesis by Scott Parini with photographs used through permission of the Montana Historical Society Research Center.


Messenger of the New Age: Station KGIR in Butte


by Mary Murphy, Magazine of Western History, August 1989, pages 52 to 63.