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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BIGGEST Give Yet!

by Casey Miller
September 30, 2011

As many of you know, The BIG Give was this past Sunday night at the W Hotel and to put it lightly it was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped to create such an outstanding event.

With well over 300 attendees, I Live Here, I Give Here surpassed its fundraising goals and set a new record. The team is getting excited to start next year’s BIG Give planning and to hopefully exceed another goal! 

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Auction Madness!

by Carisa Bommarito Muñoz
September 9, 2011

Full disclosure: I have a love/hate relationship with silent auctions. I’ve headed up 5 auctions in my Non-Profit career, and anyone who has ever organized one knows what I mean. They require a ton of hard work and impeccable organization skills, but in the end, it's worth every minute invested. There are the exciting moments that come along while we're gathering unique and exciting items, there's the high you get when you make a huge "ask" and have it come through, and there's always the creative part when we finally get to work on the table displays. And then there is the most amazing moment when you realize that all of your hard work over the last 6 months has come together to raise a ton of money for your cause! That is, hands down, the best part. And it makes all the tough logistical stuff worth it.

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The BIG Happy Hour

by Casey Miller
September 2, 2011

September is here and at I Live Here, I Give Here, we are welcoming the changing weather with open arms. 

On the final night of August, we hosted a happy hour in support of the BIG Give at Kung Fu Saloon. Not only was it a great time, it was also a complete success! The Jenga competition was a riot and some of our lucky attendees won some pretty impressive prizes, including free tickets to the BIG Give on September 25. If you are curious, be sure to check out our Facebook page to see pictures:  

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