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.

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Don’t look now, but it’s Easter Weekend.

“What? It’s still in the 50s outside”

We know. We can’t believe it either. Groundhog Phil is a little furry felon for lying about spring coming early, don’t ya think?

But, somehow, Easter is here. So, how are we celebrating this chocolate bunny filled holiday? 

With our fantastic friends at RetailMeNot, Inc who’ve graciously signed on as our $5,000 Little Prize sponsor for this year’s BIG Give!

Taking place on Friday, September 27 at The Hyatt Regency Austin, our annual party with a purpose allows us to honor the best in philanthropy here in Austin.

The RetailMeNot $5,000 Little Prize will be awarded to the nonprofit whose donors say they do the best job at thanking them… a critical part of the giving process.

Last year we saw the Little Prize go to Little Helping Hands, while People’s Community Clinic claimed the $10,000 BIG Prize.

Who’s eligible to win? Nonprofit partners of I Live Here, I Give Here with budgets of $500,000 or more are eligible for the BIG Prize, while small nonprofits (under $500,000) compete for the Little Prize.

Beyond being a business that saves consumers money, RetailMeNot, Inc. firmly believes in being active in communities. In doing their part, the company donates more than $200,000 a year to a number of charitable organizations. With a core focus to help more consumers become financially literate, RetailMeNot, Inc.’s offices around the world fund local charities and not-for-profit organizations that help improve education, increase access to social services and support the arts.

Yeah, they're some good folks, and we couldn't be happier! Now, if only the Easter Bunny could bring us some warmth and sunshine! 

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