For Advisors – Working Together to Assist Your Clients

The Cherokee Strip Community Foundation is a resource and a partner to help you serve your clients’ charitable goals. The Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that serves the charitable needs of Enid and NW OK to develop and administer endowment funds with the goal of preserving capital and enhancing its value to benefit the communities it serves. Most donors give to us so that we can work together; they give through us to benefit many charities.

A Trusted Resource for Estate & Financial Planners

We help estate planners, financial planners and other professional advisors discuss the many benefits of charitable giving with their clients. As the Cherokee Strip Community Foundation, we are a trusted vehicle your clients can use to address the issues they care about most. At the same time, they will gain the maximum tax benefit under state and federal law.


We Work With You

You stay in control of your client relationships; we are here to help you serve your clients’ charitable giving needs.


We Partner With You

We provide support, information and expertise with charitable giving options; think of us

as your own planned giving resource.



We Help You Connect Across Generations.

When you help families establish a Donor Advised Fund at the Cherokee Strip Community Foundation, you begin an ongoing process of involvement with current and future generations.


Recommended Language for Bequests and Testamentary Gifts:

Donors wishing to designate a gift to CSCF in their will or trust should use the following language:

“I wish to give (choose appropriate statement) [a specific dollar amount] or [a percentage of the estate] or [a specific number of shares of a specified security] to the Cherokee Strip Community Foundation, P.O. Box 263, Enid, OK  73702.  Tax ID Number: 73-1547637 Attention: Executive Director. The Cherokee Strip Community Foundation may be contacted at 580-234-3988 or"

Our Vision:

We envision a future where all people of Northwest Oklahoma lead independent, generous and creative lives.


Our Mission:

Improving life in Northwest Oklahoma through philanthropy and charitable leadership.


Our Tax ID:


Comparing Approaches to Giving – Discover the benefits of working through your community foundation.

Why Work with a Community Foundation?

Discover the benefits of working through a community foundation.

  • We are locally run. We handle all our administrative functions right here in Northwest OK. We utilize volunteers in the community to serve as board trustees, grants committee members, and scholarship selection committee members.

  • You can create a legacy of giving for your children.

  • Assets are invested to allow for growth over time.

  • You can create a charitable plan that adjusts to the needs of the community.

  • We know the community, the nonprofits, and the issues.

324 N. Van Buren | Enid, Oklahoma 73703       580-234-3988

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