The Enid Community Foundation for Excellence was established in 2000 with the intent of improving the quality of life for not only the residents of Enid but also those in Northwest Oklahoma. Initially, the Enid Community Foundation was funded by a $1.8 million challenge match from the Sisters of Mercy. Over the past 22 years the foundation has acquired more than $32 million in assets and distributes more than $1 million in grants and scholarships annually. In 2009, we changed our name to the Cherokee Strip Community Foundation as we serve all of Northwest Oklahoma.