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.

The following grant applications are now being accepted for consideration:

  • 2017-18 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ABUSE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES STATE APPROPRIATION GRANT APPLICATION (use links below to access application files) 
    (
    IMPORTANT:  Grants awarded by WisTAF as part of the 2017-18 Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Civil Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Program are provisional and entirely dependent on funding inclusion in the 2017-2019 State Budget and approval by the Wisconsin Dept. of Children & Families (DCF). Provisional grant recipients will be notified upon signing of the 2017-19 State Budget.)
     

Completed applications (including the required supplemental reports and materials) are due Friday, May 12, 2017 by 5 p.m. 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 Rebecca Murray toll-free at (877) 749-5045 or (608) 257-6844.

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner member of the Wisconsin IOLTA program since 2010, Mound City Bank strives to be the most admired community bank in the State of Wisconsin. Mound City 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)
Fax: 608.257.2684
Email: service@wistaf.org

Board & Staff
WisTAF
Board of Directors
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De Ette Tomlinson, Executive Director
WisTAF
Rebecca Murray, Program Manager
WisTAF
Tehmina Islam, Program Assistant

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