66% of Austinites feel uninformed about the issues.
89% say they would give to a specific need in the community.

Why We’re Here

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

Did you know that according to a study done by The Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2012, Austin is ranked 32nd out of the 50 largest cities in the nation in per capita charitable giving? This is a big improvement over our ranking at the beginning of the 21st century when we ranked 48, but there is still a lot of room for growth!

Austin is a vibrant city with a personality all its own. Central Texans are passionate, driven, and generous volunteers of their time and talent. But that’s not enough. The biggest problem facing Austin Nonprofits is there is not enough money.

Our community is well known for cherishing its environment and local businesses, its time to nurture our home-grown nonprofits in the same way!

We depend on our nonprofits to meet so many of the Austin's most basic needs; but the shortage of funds for these organizations is creating large gaps in services.

This is where I Live Here, I Give Here steps in. Our main purpose is to connect people like YOU with the issues you care about and the Nonprofits that support them.

I Live Here, I Give Here is proud of the work we have accomplished since our launch in 2007. We connect the people of Austin with the causes they care about.

We partner with nonprofit groups so they can be more accessible to you. We spotlight specific needs in Austin every month to let you know how you can help.

Please check out our Programs and get to know our Board Members and Staff!



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A Resolution For Philanthropy

January 7, 2014
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We bet when you made your resolution for 2014, it wasn’t a negative resolution. At least we hope not. Most likely, you’re playing the odds of being a better you.

So why not start with philanthropy? Hear us out, because we don’t want you to be fooled by the thoughts of philanthropy that might pop up: a billionaire who gives millions of dollars to causes and wins a lifetime achievement award, which is then named person of the year in a national magazine, and awarded with a foundation named after them.

Scrap that thought. Philanthropy at its root is simply love for humanity. It’s generosity, compassion, charity. These are acts you’re doing every day without realizing what a fine philanthropist you are.

Now, we also have New Year’s resolutions, and one of them is Amplify Austin. We hope you know Amplify Austin – our 24-hour online giving event where you can donate to hundreds of local causes and nonprofits. Ring a bell? It should, because in 2013 you did a most excellent job getting us past the $1 million goal to raise $2.8 million.

This year we want to raise $4 million for nonprofits. Not something we can do alone, of course. But if your resolution is to be a better you and ours is to be a better advocate of philanthropy and raise $4 million for local social causes – why we may be able to share a resolution! We’d love to share a resolution with you, Austin.

All year long we advocate for social causes and local nonprofits. Amplify Austin embodies that and financially lifts up the organizations that are trying to make Central Texas a better place for everyone. You included.

So we say, let’s make a resolution together. Let’s amplify the philanthropy in Austin and show the results on March 20-21.  Now, this is a resolution that’ll be fun and we can stick to. 

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