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 2013 grant application process has ended. 2014 grant application materials will be available in July 2013.
Information and instructions for grant applicants
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.