WisTAF

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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.

WisTAF disburses legal assistance for Afghan evacuees

Total payments will top $670,000 in federal funds MADISON — The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (WisTAF) today distributed funds that allow people who evacuated Afghanistan to pursue necessary legal avenues to stability and self-sufficiency. The disbursements are the first in the Afghan Immigration-Related Legal Assistance grant program. WisTAF launched the program using federal funds, in partnership with state government. more


WisTAF awards $450,000 in Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Legal Assistance Grants

Hundreds of survivors of violence and abuse will achieve safety and independence through legal assistance grants announced today. The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. (WisTAF), will distribute $450,000 in Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse (DVSA) Legal Services funding to twelve organizations around the state. These grant recipients will help survivors accomplish critical legal tasks for themselves and their families. more


WisTAF awards $3.3 million in Civil Legal Aid grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 8, 2021 CONTACT: Benson Gardner, communications and development manager, 608.620.0711, bgardner@wistaf.org MADISON — The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. (WisTAF) today announced $3.3 million in civil legal aid grant awards that will be used by 19 nonprofit organizations in all regions of Wisconsin to protect people’s safety, livelihood, housing, and independence in the face of legal challenges. more


WisTAF welcomes three banks as “Prime Partners” in supporting justice for all

CIBC Bank USA in Milwaukee; First Federal Bank in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties; and West Pointe Bank in Oshkosh will help ensure Wisconsinites can access legal representation, advice, and information when facing life-altering challenges. more


Statement about Civil Legal Aid Budget Proposals

February 23, 2021 - April Rockstead Barker, president of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. (WisTAF), issued a statement about Gov. Evers’ budget proposal. more


WisTAF recognizes State Bank Financial for nine years of civil legal aid support

As COVID-19 heightens importance of civil legal aid for people in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (WisTAF) recognized State Bank Financial for its longstanding support of civil legal aid via the “Prime Partner” program. The program itself hit the 10-year mark Jan. 1. more


WisTAF recognizes Peoples State Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support

As COVID-19 heightens importance of civil legal aid for people in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (WisTAF) recognized Peoples State Bank for its longstanding support of civil legal aid via the “Prime Partner” program. The program itself hit the 10-year mark Jan. 1. more


WisTAF recognizes Mound City Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support

As COVID-19 heightens importance of civil legal aid for people in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (WisTAF) recognized Mound City Bank for its longstanding support of civil legal aid via the “Prime Partner” program. The program itself hit the 10-year mark Jan. 1. more


WisTAF recognizes Home Savings Bank for 8 years of civil legal aid support

As COVID-19 heightens importance of civil legal aid for people in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (WisTAF) recognized Home Savings Bank for its longstanding support of civil legal aid via the “Prime Partner” program. The program itself hit the 10-year mark Jan. 1. more


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UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
January 13, 2023
Board & Staff Racial Justice Workgroup meeting
February 24, 2023
Executive Committee Teleconference
March 3, 2023
Board & Staff Racial Justice Workgroup meeting
March 10, 2023
WisTAF Board Meeting
May 9, 2023
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
May 31, 2023
Executive Committee Teleconference
June 14, 2023
WisTAF Board Meeting
August 23, 2023
Finance Committee Meeting
September 12, 2023
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
September 27, 2023
Executive Committee Teleconference
October 11, 2023
WisTAF Board Meeting
WHAT'S NEW
WisTAF announces $7.4 million in COVID-related grant awards
WisTAF disburses legal assistance for Afghan evacuees
Now Available: COVID-19 Civil Legal Services Grant Application materials
Now Available: WisTAF 2023 Direct Legal Services Grant Application materials
WisTAF awards $450,000 in Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Legal Assistance Grants

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner since 2020, Bank of Sun Prairie 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 of Sun Prairie's participation reflects an admirable commitment to justice for all in Wisconsin.


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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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Benson Gardner, Communications and Development Manager
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