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.

WisTAF Announces $1,222,750 in Grants to Agencies Assisting Low-Income Wisconsinites with Civil Legal Needs

Madison. October 31, 2018 – The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. (WisTAF) announced grant awards totaling $1,222,250 to fifteen agencies providing civil legal services for Wisconsin’s poor and underserved in 2019. The funding comes from three different revenue sources that WisTAF administers, as mandated by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. more


WisTAF Has Moved!

After 20 years in the same location, WisTAF has moved to: 4600 American Parkway, Suite 104, Madison, WI 53718. Our phone number and email address contacts remain the same. Though our space is new, our mission is constant – to support equal justice and the provision of civil legal aid to Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents. more


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

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


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

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


Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. Announces New Community Redevelopment Grant Funding Opportunity

Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. Announces  New Community Redevelopment Grant Funding Opportunity. Click here for the press release. more


Community Redevelopment Grant Program Description Now Available

The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. (WisTAF) is pleased to announce that it will begin 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 Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) organizations (or other statewide bar association 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. more


Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raises the target range for the federal funds rate to 1-3/4 to 2 percent

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has declined. Recent data suggest that growth of household spending has picked up, while business fixed investment has continued to grow strongly. more


The Fed raises interest rates, with two more increases expected in 2018

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lifted a key short-term U.S. interest rate and stuck to its prior forecast of three rate hikes in 2018, deciding for now to wait until next year to take a more aggressive approach. The central bank''s policy-making arm lifted the fed funds rate to a range of 1. more


WisTAF Announces New Executive Director

Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation Announces New Executive Director MADISON, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation board of directors is pleased to announce that Rebecca Murray has been named WisTAF’s new executive director. Murray, an experienced nonprofit professional, began her career with WisTAF in 2008 – serving in the roles of program manager, assistant director and, most recently, acting executive director. more


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UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
February 15, 2019
Executive Committee Teleconference
March 1, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
May 10, 2019
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
August 30, 2019
Finance Committee Teleconference
September 10, 2019
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
September 27, 2019
Executive Committee Teleconference
October 11, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
WHAT'S NEW
WisTAF Announces $1,222,750 in Grants to Agencies Assisting Low-Income Wisconsinites with Civil Legal Needs
WisTAF Has Moved!
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

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner member of the Wisconsin IOLTA program since 2017, Farmers & Merchants Bank - Tomah, strives to be the most admired community bank in the State of Wisconsin. Farmers & Merchants Bank - Tomah 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
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, Office Manager
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Carlos Arenas, Program Manager
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