Setting up a fund for regular charitable contributions is easier and requires less of an investment than you might think. You can create a fund now with as little as $5,000, establish a fund through your will, or create a trust arrangement that benefits your family as well as a charity. You may give in honor of an anniversary or individual, to celebrate a special event or to support a specific cause. Tax deductions are earned at the time of your gift while grants awarded from your fund will continue into the future. There are seven simple steps to philanthropy through the CFNCEast, and we work with you and any professional advisors to make sure you understand the process and make the best decisions with your gift.