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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Amplify Austin is back! 6pm March 20, 2014. $4 Million in 24 Hours.

Community Needs Spotlight
Nonprofits and community leaders discuss issues that affect all Austinites!

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What is a Community Needs Spotlight?

Many people don’t realize Austin is filled with folks with urgent needs that are not being fully met by the community. Our Community Needs Spotlight are an excellent opportunity for you to learn about a specific issue in Austin each month. We meet with area experts, gather their knowledge and insights, and create a monthly Issue Paper that we publish on our website and distribute in print.

Watch the Community Needs Spotlight videos on our website to see the faces of Austin’s Nonprofits at work. Learn more about Austin’s needs every month and how you can make a difference.

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This Month The Spotlight Is On Amplify Austin

Amplify Austin is a 24-hour giving day from 6pm Thursday, March 20, to 6pm Friday, March 21, 2014. Go to AmplifyATX.org and type in a the name of the nonprofit(s) you want to give. You can also search by category of services. There are more than 400 profiles nonprofits in Central Texas, so you're sure to find one that speaks to you. When you've selected your nonprofit(s) you can click the donate button and create a cart for payment once you're ready.

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