Together We Are Changemakers

Since 1976 the Phelps County Community Foundation has served as the connection between donors and the Phelps County causes they love. 

PCCF provides grant opportunities for Phelps County organizations, scholarships for area students, and hosts give2GROW - an annual giving day designed to raise awareness and funds for Phelps County nonprofits and organizations. 2021 marks the 10th year for give2GROW, and it was held on Thursday, November 18th -  raising a record-breaking $1.09 million for our local nonprofits! For more information on give2GROW please visit 



Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Available In Phelps County

The Phelps County Community Foundation is excited to announce 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 Coral Weeder, Program Assistant, 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

2022 PCCF Scholarships

The 2022 PCCF Scholarship application will open to students on Tuesday, December 1, 2021. All applications must be completed online through PCCF's scholarship portal and are due by February 15, 2022. Below you will find links to various tools that will help you navigate the application process and a link to the PCCF Scholarship Portal. 

For more information on scholarships or if you have any questions, please get in touch with Lacy Chapman, Program Officer, at or call the PCCF office at 308-995-6847. 

give2GROW 2021

The Phelps County Community Foundation hosted its tenth annual give2GROW on Thursday, November 18, 2021. This giving day is designed to connect donors with the nonprofit organizations that do essential work in Phelps County, Nebraska. Currently, the PCCF staff is busy reconciling all of the donations. The final total will be announced by the end of the year, but the preliminary total raised during this year's give2GROW is a whopping $1.09 million - the most ever raised in give2GROW history. We thank all donors, sponsors, nonprofit organizations, and media for helping make year ten a year to remember!