Application for Existing Nonprofit Process
- Complete the WAACO Application, fill it out electronically, and email it, along with the requested documents, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mail check for $100.00 nonrefundable application fee, payable to WAACO and mailed to WAACO at PO Box 2134, Seattle, WA 98111-2134.
Although we strongly prefer to receive application and accompanying documents by email, any document not in electronic format may be mailed to WAACO, P.O. Box 2134, Seattle, WA 98111-2134.
WAACO Review and Approval Process
Once a completed application and the application fee are received, it is referred to our screening committee who will review the materials and verify eligibility for legal assistance. If your application is approved, you will receive notice by email. At that point, WAACO will use its best efforts to place the matter as soon as possible. WAACO cannot guarantee it will find a volunteer or how long it may take for an attorney to volunteer. Eligible nonprofits will be notified promptly when an attorney has volunteered to assist. WAACO itself will not provide legal representation. Your organization will need to sign an engagement letter with the volunteer attorney outlining the scope of the representation, and will work directly with that volunteer attorney.