Thank you for applying to the Cora J. Pope Trust Senior Grant Fund. We are a not-for-profit under the Presbyterian Church (USA) serving to continue the ministry begun by Cora J. Pope in Ottawa, IL.

The Cora J. Pope Trust Senior Grant Fund allocates grants to applicants respecting the vision and generosity of Cora J. Pope who sustained an active ministry for women through her home and endowment for 75 years so that residents could live with dignity and in comfort.  Applicants, both men and women 55+, may apply for grants as individuals/couples up to $2,500 per calendar year. The Cora J. Pope Trust Senior Grant Fund will continue to operate under the Cora J. Pope Trust Board of Directors and the Synod of Lincoln Trails as the Trustee.

Applicants may apply for financial aid toward:


  • Support to live independently at home, including but not limited to home repair or renovation to accommodate medical supplies or aids for independent living.


  • Support with moving expenses beyond what is covered by insurance or contracted arrangements, which may include move-in expenses or security deposits.


  • Support with home based services which may include help with meals, cleaning, shopping, transportation, air conditioning, or other health necessities for living at home.


  • Support for assisted living, including but not limited to equipment and home health care.

  • Applicants must be 55+ in age.

Attached is an application; please fill it out completely and return it to:  Cora J Pope Trust Senior Grant Fund, 114 E. Jefferson St, c/o First Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, IL 61350


May the Peace of Christ be a blessing to you!