For at least three mutual funds, charity clearly begins at home.

The New Covenant Funds of Columbus, Ohio, with a collective $1.5 billion across four mutual funds, is giving a new push for its so-called "First Fruits" program that allows fund investors to automatically donate capital gains and/or dividends earned on their mutual fund investment accounts to another fund account held by the Presbyterian Foundation, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church or their local Presbyterian church. The program encourages both churches and individual parishioners to invest in the funds.

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