WisTAF

OUR MISSION

The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation works with civil legal aid organizations in Wisconsin to increase access to justice. We oversee funds and invest in services and projects to help people resolve legal problems.

"The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice.”
— Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

"Without access to quality representation there is no justice.”
— U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Remarks celebrating 40th anniversary of the Legal Service Corporation.

Who we are

The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (WisTAF) works with civil legal aid organizations to increase access to justice. We oversee funds and invest in services and projects to help people solve their legal problems.

Established by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1986, we are the largest state-based funder of legal aid in Wisconsin. Learn more about our charge.

How we help

Using WisTAF funds to support operations, organizations in every part of Wisconsin helped tens of thousands of people get a fair shake in the justice system in 2019; in addition, 10,838 clients were served directly with WisTAF funding.

All over Wisconsin, people avoided wrongfully losing their homes and jobs, secured their safety through restraining orders, protected their health or veterans’ benefits, and—one person at a time—helped their communities begin to climb out of poverty.

Learn more about our recenty impacts in our annual reports.

Partnerships at work

WisTAF wishes to thank its many partners from Wisconsin’s financial institutions and practicing attorneys & judges on the funding side, to grantee agencies and individual providers on the service side for their dedicated efforts in this great collaborative effort.

If you'd like to help this cause, there are simple things you can do to support civil legal aid.

We also welcome inquiries about new partnerships.

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
August 28, 2020
Finance Committee Teleconference
September 8, 2020
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
September 25, 2020
Executive Committee Teleconference
October 9, 2020
WisTAF Board Meeting
WHAT'S NEW
WisTAF has posted materials for the 2021 Direct Legal Services and Pandemic Response Grant Application
WisTAF has posted materials for the 2019-20 DVSA Annual Report
WisTAF welcomes Bank of Sun Prairie as “Prime Partner” in supporting justice for all
Now Available: WisTAF’s 2020-21 Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Application Materials
WisTAF Invests in Services and Projects to Help People Resolve Their Legal Problems

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

As a Prime Partner since 2010, Bank Five Nine 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. Bank Five Nine's participation reflects an admirable commitment to justice for all in Wisconsin.


Contact us
WisTAF
4600 American Parkway, Suite 104, Madison, WI 53718
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, IOLTA Program/Office Manager
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Carlos Arenas, Program Manager
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Benson Gardner, Communications and Development Manager
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