September 21st, 2016
The Greater Montana Foundation is proud to have been a part of the Emmy-winning production of the story of the Lady of the Rockies with the amazing team at the MTN Studios.
In the winter of 1979, Joyce O’Bill would undergo emergency surgery. Her husband, Bob, would make a promise. If Joyce recovered, he would build a statue. Six years later that promise became a ninety foot tall statue on top of the Continental Divide. This is the story of that promise made reality. A story of a statue, built with donated equipment, volunteer labor and enduring commitment from the people and the community of Butte. The people, that turned a husband’s promise into an enduring tribute, tell their story, decades later, of how the Lady of the Rockies came to stand…On The Mountain.
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 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.
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