The Generoso Pope Foundation was established in 1947. It was the result of the Pope family’s long-standing tradition of generosity toward the community in which it flourished. Generoso Pope served as president of the foundation until his death in 1950.

Catherine Pope, his wife, served as president for the next 48 years. Anthony J. Pope then became president and CEO and remained so until his passing in 2005.

Generoso’s great-grandson David Anthony, presides over the foundation as President and CEO today.

Typical grants are made for organizations, general support, community development, medical research, and scholarships throughout the United States and World. Recipients include hospitals, universities, high schools, museums, public/community organizations, religious institutions, and crime prevention agencies.