MAAF for Organizations

Organizational Development

NYSCA Electronic Media & Film in Partnership with Wave Farm

The MAAF Organizational Development opportunity enables organizations to hire consultants for the evaluation and assessment of organizational programs, administration, and operations, as well as planning for sustainability and growth. Funds are available for consultant fees for strategic planning, board development, staff retreats, succession planning, and preservation planning.

  • Funding Available: $4,000 maximum
  • Application Deadlines: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1
  • Notification: Typically within 30 days
  • Period of Support: Determined by applicant, within a 12-month period
  • Final Report Deadline: 60 days following support period end-date
  • Important Eligibility Notes:

    • Eligible organizations are current NYSCA Grantees
    • Project-based or operational support for consultants such as grant writing/preparation, hands-on fundraising, website management, or other activities such as side-by-side staff support, which may be considered staff positions are not eligible

    Applications Must Be Submitted Online

    Wave Farm uses the online platform Submittable for the MAAF Organization application submission process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully and comprehensively read the information below as well as on the MAAF for Organizations introduction page before submitting an application. Please contact Wave Farm at with questions.


    Once you have registered with Submittable, you will have access to the online submission form. A PDF preview of the general MAAF Organization application form (not the Emerging Organization Fellowship) is available here.