The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. (WisTAF) is the civil legal aid funding administrator established by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
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.
Since our founding in 1986, we have awarded and overseen millions of dollars in grants to organizations throughout the state. Our investment supports civil legal aid, a wide range of legal services including advice and representation, to help the most vulnerable in every Wisconsin county protect their rights and liberties through gaining access to the justice system.
With this access, clients can pursue stability, safety, and self-sufficiency — in turn benefitting our state as a whole.
WisTAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation governed and managed by a 15-member Board of Directors and a full-time staff.
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Big goals aren’t achieved in isolation. WisTAF is actively involved in educating people and organizations about why civil legal aid should be important to everyone.
In addition to IOLTA participating financial institutions and our funded partners (grant recipients), significant partner communities include the Civil Legal Aid Alliance of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission, the legal community, and state government.
Here's how you can support civil legal aid.