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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Agencies indicated by a star have been thoroughly audited for both efficiency and outcomes by one of the following large grantors: Austin Community Foundation, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Impact Austin, Junior League of Austin and/or United Way Capital Area within the last two years.

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ACLU Foundation of Texas

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. We work daily in courts and communities to protect and defend the rights and liberties defined in the Bill of Rights, U.S Constitution and state and federal law.

American Gateways

American Gateways provides immigration legal services and education to secure justice for new Americans and enrich Central Texas communities. We serve immigrant survivors of domestic violence or human trafficking, immigrants seeking asylum, people who are detained in area immigrant detention facilities, and immigrants seeking to reunify their families and naturalize as citizens.

Atticus Circle

Atticus Circle educates and mobilizes fair-minded straight people to advance equal rights for LGBT partners, parents, and their children. It is time for all children, regardless of their parents’ sexual orientation, to enjoy the same rights and protections afforded with a marriage license.

Crime Victims First

Crime Victims First is an online victims' rights resource center. Our mission is to promote and protect victims' rights, prevent rights violations, and to improve the treatment of victims through education, advocacy, and enforcement. We provide free access to information, services, and programs designed to increase awareness about victims' rights, to ensure rights are afforded, and when rights are violated providing access to our free online complaint system.

Texas Advocacy Project

Texas Advocacy Project provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking throughout Texas. As the only statewide nonprofit family law firm focused on domestic violence issues, we provide long-term solutions to thousands of Texans in need.

Texas Fair Defense Project

The Texas Fair Defense Project (TFDP) is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the fairness of Texas’s criminal courts and ensure that all Texans have access to justice. TFDP focuses on improving the public defense system and challenging policies that create modern-day debtors’ prisons filled with poor people who cannot afford to pay commercial bond fees and post-conviction fines and costs.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

TRLA is a nonprofit agency that specializes in providing free civil legal services to the indigent residents of Central Texas. The organization helps clients with a range of problems confronting the low-income community.

Volunteer Legal Services

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income individuals access the civil justice system by providing free legal advice and representation from volunteer attorneys. VLS was founded in May 1981 by a small group of people passionate about helping the overflow of low-income individuals seeking legal services from the local legal aid office.

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