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Greater Montana Foundation awards over $315,000 grants to date, elects new Trustees

October 11th, 2018

The Greater Montana Foundation has awarded over $315,000 in grants so far in 2018, including the sponsorship of primary debates for candidates ... read more

Candidate Forums

April 27th, 2018

The first debate/discussion sponsored by the Greater Montana Foundation, featuring the Republican candidates for the US Senate, on April 26 ... read more

MAPS Media Institute

November 30th, 2017

The Greater Montana Foundation is very proud of its support of the Irwin and Florence Rosten Foundation, also known as ... read more

GMF Commercial Grants - Apply before Year-End 2017!

November 14th, 2017

As a private foundation, GMF targets a minimum amount for grants and grant-related expenses prior to year end. Currently, there ... read more

Over $274,000 in communications and media education grants awarded by GMF

November 7th, 2017

Funds still available for commercial grants. The Greater Montana Foundation has awarded over $274,000 in grants and reserved another $40,000 for potential ... read more

2016 Awards Announcement

September 5th, 2017

Greater Montana Foundation awards over $300,000 in communications and media education grants At the annual summer board meeting, the Greater Montana ... read more

Media Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Campaign - Video Recording

March 14th, 2017

Larry Abramson, Dean of the University of Montana’s School of Journalism, was the featured speaker for the “Bringing the U to... read more

New study finds Montana news organizations and consumers solidly in the internet age

December 12th, 2016

Greater Montana Foundation report reveals how Montanans use the internet and social media among their news sources and highlights benefits ... read more

Educational Assistance Grants to Encourage and Support Media Reporting on Jobs, Business and the Economy

September 23rd, 2016

The Greater Montana Foundation is now offering new education assistance grants to individual Montana news media professionals and journalism students ... read more

On The Mountain

September 21st, 2016

The Greater Montana Foundation is proud to have been a part of the Emmy-winning production of the story of the L... read more

Montana Internet Access Reaches National Levels

September 14th, 2015

New study reveals Montanans’ strong reliance on traditional news sources, preference for coverage of local issues and the economy, and gr... read more

Key findings and Insights Fact Sheet

September 14th, 2015

Key findings and insights from the Montana Issues and News Media Preferences Survey  Major trends in utilization of available information s... read more

Greater Montana Foundation Media Survey in the News

September 14th, 2015

The Greater Montana Foundation Media Survey was covered by the Helena Independent Record, KBZK did a story, as did the ... read more

Greater Montana Foundation Media Survey

September 14th, 2015

In April of 2015 the Greater Montana Foundation commissioned a Montana-focused survey to discover changing access trends in media and identifying t... read more

Background on Commercial Broadcaster Time-Sensitive Program Grants

September 10th, 2015

The Greater Montana Foundation (GMF) has a special commercial broadcaster grant category for time-sensitive news and/or public affairs programming ... read more

Commercial Station Grants and Partnerships 2012 - July, 2015

August 29th, 2015

2015 KXLF Communications: $30,000 to support a documentary about the history of “Our Lady of the Rockies” to premier at the 30th anni... read more

Commercial Grants Awarded February 2014

February 27th, 2014

The Greater Montana Foundation recently awarded grants of $10,470 for two commercial broadcasts, one covering the legacy of US Senator Max ... read more

Greater Montana Foundation Awards 2013 Grants

June 30th, 2013

The Greater Montana Foundation has awarded grants of $256,000 for 2013, including two grants to increase local news programming content for Montana’s ... read more

Broadcast Views: Montana's Radio & Television Heritage

June 6th, 2013

The Greater Montana Foundation and the Montana Historical Society partnered in June 2013 on a symposium that highlighted the significant contributions ma... read more

Journalist deployment to Antarctica

March 29th, 2013

Suzanne Philippus, a news reporter for station KBZK in Bozeman, and a graduate student at Montana State University, was selected ... read more

Education Grants

The Greater Montana Foundation is now offering new education assistance grants to individual Montana news media professionals and journalism students to strengthen their ability to report more effectively on issues of jobs and the economy. The $500 per person grants are for any course related to these issues, whether on-line or in-person, at any of the state’s post-secondary institutions.

General Grants

General grants are available for nonprofits and others: for film, TV programs, documentaries, videos, webinars, etc. with applications due annually on April 1 and awards made in June.

Commercial Grants

A major goal for GMF’s founder, Ed Craney was to improve commercial broadcasting in the state. There is no deadline for grant applications from commercial stations if you can demonstrate that this is an urgent and critical issue & production is time-limited