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!



How Are We Doing?

Are you human? Prove it. How much is 4 + 6

The BIG Give — Recognizing Charities and Nonprofit Organizations in Austin, TX.

Nominate the 2018 BIG Giver!


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

Why Should You Become a Partner?

We give you exposure. I Live Here, I Give Here features links to our Partners’ donation pages and websites. Make it simple for donors to find you and to get involved with one click. Turn browsing into donating with our easy-to-navigate Partner Organization pages.

We educate your potential donors. Our interactive programs get people educated, motivated, and then bring them directly to YOU. Some of our most successful programs include: Community Spotlight, See Jane Give!®, Give Back Jack, and The BIG Give.

We highlight community needs. We talk about the great work YOU are doing and show donors how giving makes a direct impact in real life. What other great benefits do Partners get?

Get More Exposure as a Partner

As a partner, you get access to our extensive Media Alliances, including FOX 7 and KUT. You can contribute to our Community Spotlight videos and issue papers.

You can participate in The BIG Give and win the BIG Prize of a $10,000 grant or the Little Prize of $5,000! Yes, you are eligible as a partner. Last year’s celebration was a huge success!

Network with your peers at the annual summit of Organization Executives. Gain first-hand experience from other industry professionals while you network. You might get more involved locally by serving on the I Live Here, I Give Here Non-profit advisory council.

Become a Partner today, it’s easy and extremely affordable for every size of nonprofit.

Here’s the breakdown of Annual Dues for Partners:
If your annual budget is: Your annual dues are:
*Partnership pledges are a three-year commitment.
Pay by credit card, mail, or receive a bill in the mail.
≤ $500k$100
$501k – $1m$200
$1,000,001 – $5m$500
$5,000,001 – $10m$750
greater than $10m$1,000

Nonprofit Events

The BIG Give — Recognizing Charities and Nonprofit Organizations in Austin, TX.

The ultimate celebration for Austin’s most deserving Nonprofits! Join our annual party that celebrates the act of giving and receiving.

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