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 2018 Application and Reporting Deadlines: click here for deadline dates.

 

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT LEGAL ASSISTANCE GRANT APPLICATION:

WisTAF has begun accepting applications for 2019 Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance Grant Program. 


The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. (WisTAF) is seeking applications for a second round of proposals to be funded by a distribution resulting from a national settlement between Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice. Distributions from the settlement provide funds to Interest On Lawyer's Trust Accounts (IOLTA) organizations (or other statewide bar associations affiliated intermediaries) to be used "for the sole purpose of providing funds to legal aid organizations in the state of Wisconsin to be used for foreclosure prevention legal assistance and community redevelopment legal assistance."

Completed applications (including the required supplemental reports and materials) are due Friday, August 31, 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.

 

2019 WisTAF DIRECT LEGAL SERVICES GRANT APPLICATION:

WisTAF has begun accepting applications for 2019 WisTAF Direct Legal Services Grant Program. 

Information and instructions for grant applicants

Completed applications (including the required supplemental reports and materials) are due Friday, August 10, 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
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
WisTAF has begun accepting applications for 2019 Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance Grant Program
WisTAF has begun accepting applications for 2019 WisTAF Direct Legal Services Grant Program
Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. Announces New Community Redevelopment Grant Funding Opportunity
Community Redevelopment Grant Program Description Now Available
Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raises the target range for the federal funds rate to 1-3/4 to 2 percent

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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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