Expanding access to civil legal services in Wisconsin.

WisTAF

OUR MISSION

The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation Inc. (WisTAF) is dedicated to equal access to the civil justice system, funding legal services for low-income persons through the fair and effective administration of Interest On Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA), Public Interest Legal Services Fund (PILSF), and other sources.

Grant applications

 The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. (WisTAF) is dedicated to equal access to the civil justice system, funding legal services for low-income persons through the fair and effective administration of Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), Public Interest Legal Services Fund (PILSF) and other sources.

In furtherance of this mission, the WisTAF Board of Directors annually awards grants to a broad array of publicly and privately funded agencies which provide civil legal services to low-income clients. WisTAF funds programs that address the particular needs and problems of various indigent groups, different geographical regions and special areas of public concern. Agency diversity, in terms of structure, service delivery methods, and sources of funds, is recognized and valued. As such, WisTAF sponsors agencies that provide free legal services as well as those which charge reduced fees for services, consistent with its position that there is room for both models in addressing the needs of Wisconsin’s low income population. WisTAF will not allocate grant funds to organizations to be used for criminal representation.

WisTAF has begun accepting applications for 2018-19 Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Civil Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Program. Grant funding covers the July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 period. 

Information and instructions for grant applicants

Completed applications (including the required supplemental reports and materials) are due Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5 pm. Grant application materials will not be accepted after this date. Click on the link below for grant application information and instructions.

If you have questions regarding the application materials or grants process, please feel free to contact Program Manager Carlos Arenas at carenas@wistaf.org or toll-free at (877) 749-5045 or (608) 257-6844. 

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
April 24, 2018
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
May 24, 2018
Executive Committee Teleconference
June 8, 2018
WisTAF Board Meeting
August 31, 2018
Finance Committee Teleconference
September 18, 2018
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
September 28, 2018
Executive Committee Teleconference
October 12, 2018
WisTAF Board Meeting
WHAT'S NEW
The Fed raises interest rates, with two more increases expected in 2018
WisTAF Announces New Executive Director
Now Available: WisTAF’s 2018-19 Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Application Materials
Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts - Fondo Legal de Emergencia
Hurricane Harvey Legal Aid Fund

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner member of the Wisconsin IOLTA program since 2010, Peoples State Bank strives to be the most admired community bank in the State of Wisconsin. Peoples State Bank goes above and beyond IOLTA participation requirements by paying additional interest on its clients' IOLTA accounts - helping to expand access to civil legal services in Wisconsin.


Contact us
WisTAF
825 Williamson Street, Suite A, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.257.6845 or 877.749.5045 (toll-free)
Email: service@wistaf.org

Board & Staff
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Board of Directors
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Rebecca Murray, Executive Director
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Tehmina Islam, Office Manager
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Carlos Arenas, Program Manager
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