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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Victims’ Services

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.

Registered

Family Crisis Center - Bastrop

Our mission is to partner with the community to provide safe refuge and comprehensive services responsive to the individual needs of women, children and men who are experiencing family violence, sexual assault and child abuse by providing a range of services from prevention, crisis intervention, shelter, counseling and violence intervention services.

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center

The Hays-Caldwell Women's Center believes that all abuse diminishes or prohibits the full expression of life and growth that is every person's right. The Hays-Caldwell Women's Center serves victims of family violence, sexual assault/abuse and child abuse. All services are free and confidential.

JONAH Ministry

JONAH’s mission is to create lasting hope through the Arts and Music. We wish to develop cultural events and programs in line with this mission. JONAH’s efforts will address societal issues such as domestic violence, women’s health concerns, and certain mental health issues of men, women, and children.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MADD seeks to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

NDVH is the only national, 24-hour, multi-language domestic violence hotline in America. The Hotline receives 19,500 calls per month, operates 365 days a year and has a TTY line for the Deaf. Phone advocates help callers create safety plans and connect to the nearest shelter.

Texas Council on Family Violence

The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.

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