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Established in 1976, the Phelps County Community Foundation provides grant opportunities for Phelps County organizations and scholarships for area students. PCCF works directly with donors to realize their charitable goals. 



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04.24.2024 Press Release


PCCF Scholarships

The 2024 PCCF scholarship application is now closed. Scholarship recipients will be notified following the review and board approval of the scholarship awards. For applicants wishing to apply for 2025 PCCF scholarships, the application will open on December 1, 2024, and the deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2025. 

For more information on scholarships or any questions, please contact Lacy Chapman, Associate Director, at or call the PCCF office at 308-995-6847. 



Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Available In Phelps County

The Phelps County Community Foundation  Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is available in Phelps County. All children residing in Phelps County from birth to age five can participate in the program, mailing a free, age-appropriate book each month directly to the child.

To participate, parents or guardians must register their child(ren) with PCCF. Once registered, the child can expect to receive their first book in the mail in about 6-9 weeks. If multiple children are registered at one address, the children may receive their books on different days due to how the book mailing process is completed.

PCCF is currently working with schools, daycare facilities, the Holdrege Public Library, and other community partners and businesses to get registration forms to parents. Forms may also be picked up at the PCCF office at 424 Garfield St. in Holdrege, NE, or by visiting

People interested in learning more about registering their child(ren) in the Imagination Library can contact Lacy Chapman, Associate Director, at or by calling the PCCF office at 308-995-6847.


About Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program globally. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has given well over 140 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.7 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to five.

Dolly envisioned creating a life-long love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The program's impact has been widely researched, and results suggest positive increases in crucial early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. For more information, please visit