From Episcopal News Service story:
Magdalene St. Louis has been named a recipient of a $25,000 “Wildcard Grant” from the Grants Program of Trinity Wall Street.
Magdalene St. Louis helps women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, abuse, addiction and life on the streets by providing a community where they can recover and rebuild their lives. The program offers two years of housing, support and education at no cost. Based on the highly successful Magdalene/Thistle Farms program in Nashville, Magdalene St. Louis is scheduled to open its first house later this year.
This is the first year Trinity is offering Wildcard Grants, which are designed to be “resources for innovative leaders.” According to the grant description, “these grants seek to reward beyond-the-bell-curve work that inspires positive transformation of people and, by extension, societies. The one-time award will be offered to organizations whose leaders have a ‘wow’ idea that lacks only money to help get it off the ground.”