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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Community 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.



Allgo works towards its vision through cultural arts, health, and advocacy programming by supporting artists and artistic expression within our diverse communities; promoting health within a wellness model; mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/sexual identity to enact change.

Anti-Defamation League

Our mission is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience, and if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.

Austin Free-Net

Austin Free-Net provides technology training and access for the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in a digital age. Our computer labs and classes are open to all; our focus is on underserved communities. The knowledge we offer helps people obtain jobs, improve their lives, and participate as active citizens.

Austin Junior Chamber (Jaycees)

The mission of the Austin Jaycees is to create a better world by empowering young people. We are a people-development organization that seeks to create positive change in ourselves, our organization and our community. We offer world-class fellowship, community service and leadership training opportunities.

BCL of Texas/Business and Community Lenders

BCL of Texas helps underserved entrepreneurs through counseling, business TA, and business development with the goal of growing the local economic base and creation of jobs for the State of Texas.

Burnet Road Market

Capital Area Crime Stoppers

Our Mission is to assist local law enforcement in the fight against crime in our community.

Clarksville Community Development

The CCDC works to preserve the history of historic Clarksville and to maintain the ethnic and economic diversity of the neighborhood through its affordable housing program.

Community Action Network

To achieve sustainable social, health, educational and economic outcomes through engaging the community in a planning and implementation process that coordinates and optimizes public, private and individual actions and resources.

Community Shares of Texas

Our mission is to connect working Texans with causes they care about through Workplace Giving. Our members are empowering average people and those who are marginalized in our community by removing barriers to success. We partner with businesses to tackle the tough challenges - housing, healthcare, discrimination, etc.

Cornerstone Financial Education

Cornerstone Financial Services, is dedicated to empowering consumers by providing quality financial education focusing on the sound use of credit and effective debt management by means of credit counseling, housing counseling, foreclosure counseling, and personal budgeting regardless of a person's age, gender, race, religion, or financial background.

Giving Austin Labor Support (GALS)

Volunteers of GALS who are experienced or new to the realm of labor and birth give their time and care to women in labor who need or want more support. Through receiving support during their childbirth experience, women will have an increased belief and trust in themselves and their innate ability to mother, and it will be enough to change the culture of the community and create an infinite impact on the families of tomorrow.

Grace After Fire

a place for women veterans, and their loved ones, to connect with one another and with our professional partners, to find resources, to learn and to get involved.

Heroes Night Out

Heroes Night Out provides services to all veterans and family members of the veteran. It is known as the “One Stop Shop” by the Heroes who frequent the facility.The Center provides Veterans access to representatives of services to include: VA claims representation, education benefits, home loans, PTSD counseling, employment assistance, Peer to Peer support, Caregiver’s Corner (for Wounded Warriors Spouses support group), Counseling services offered by Hope for Heroes, and other assistance in a positive and responsive environment.


Hope4Heroes was founded by Veterans to support Veterans and families in the following program areas for 2011: Awareness events in local communities, Scholarships for kids and spouses of fallen and wounded heroes, Jobs and small business training programs for veterans and families, and partner relationships with companies hiring veterans and families or franchise a business programs empowering our veterans and families. 2011 is the year of jobs and small business for veterans and families of all generations. Our legends events raise awareness in communities!

Huston-Tillotson University

As an historically black institution, Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment. Huston-Tillotson University will be a leader in the education of diverse populations. We will empower students for success in a global society as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and ethical citizens.

I Want to Help

We are dedicated to helping others. This website was created for people who would either like to nominate an individual, school, organization, or community that needs assistance OR are interested in donating their personal time and energy to help others. Help us "Put the Unity back in the Community!"

Las Comadres Para Las Americas

Connecting and Empowering Latinas through community building/networking, culture, learning and technology.

Mission: Possible! Austin

Mission: Possible! Austin is a Christian non-profit committed to connecting the Church with Austin’s urban community in order to be a tangible presence of God’s love and transformative power. Our numerous programs are separated into three categories: Project Intercept (children & youth), Community Outreach (working with individuals and families in East Austin), and our Street Ministry (working with Austin's homeless). Our goal is to provide venues for connecting people for relationships. Project Intercept exists weekly as well as having four camps a year, where volunteers connect with at-risk children and youth to be positive, caring role models. Community Outreach includes everything from providing groceries for the homebound, a community art center, a prayer café, as well as partnerships with many other non-profits in Austin. Street Ministry’s primary venue is Church Under the Bridge.

Multicultural Refugee Coalition

We empower refugees from around the world, newly settled to Austin, towards self-sufficiency through education, community and reconciliation. Refugees can gather at the MRC community center to gain skills and share resources specifically in the areas of job training, drivers ed, computer literacy and sewing/artisan opportunities.

Patient Privacy Rights

We are the nation’s premier health privacy watch dog led by consumers and patients. Our mission is to ensure that Americans control all access to their health records. While providing information to the public and media on HIPAA, we offer many other services and are working with Congress for privacy protecting federal legislation.

Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation

The POMF honors the fallen by providing assistance and support in a line of duty death. The POMF also offers college scholarships, sponsors the biennial Memorial Service at the State Capitol and supports research to find and honor all Texas Peace Officers who throughout history have made the ultimate sacrifice.


PeopleFund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1994 as Austin Community Development Corporation, we provide loans, financial and technical assistance to people who are left out of the financial mainstream. Since inception, our loans and financial consulting have helped put thousands of Texans on the path to financial security and independence. In 2008, we founded PeopleTrust, a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to creating and maintaining affordable housing in Texas.

Prostate Cancer Survivor's, Inc.

The Prostate Cancer Resource Center (PCRC) provides prostate cancer screenings, education and survivorship services to minorities and other underserved populations. PCRC engages seasoned survivors to provide mentoring to diagnosed clients and educates lawmakers and the public on the specific issues of prostate cancer. Leibel B. Harelik started PCRC in July of 2002 after his experience with a terminal diagnosis of the disease. After going to six doctors and a major cancer hospital, there was still no treatment and no cure. He was told “come back when it gets worse” and that “since you are a younger man, it will strike you harder and faster”. He found no local organizations that provided support for this type of cancer. His feeling of hopelessness from the diagnosis was only compounded by a side effect of the palliative care medication that resulted in even deeper depression. There was no one to provide hope and guidance at this critical time. Thanks to innovative treatment and a positive attitude, Mr. Harelik is now cancer free. As a result of these experiences, his goal is to make sure that every man find the best treatment available and that no man goes through this experience alone ever again. In addition to the usual early detection and care assistance, PCRC provides survivorship support. Clients are encouraged to look past the “medical cursing” of pessimistic diagnoses and are on-going support with diet, exercise, and alternative treatment. Combined with encouragement for the client’s personal, spiritual beliefs, the diagnosed man is given the help and the hope that is needed to face the rest of their lives as prostate cancer survivors.

Skillpoint Alliance

Our mission is to enable the creation of a quality workforce for the Capital area and the preparation of youth and adults for lifelong learning, citizenship, and career success. We will accomplish this mission by brokering partnerships between industry and secondary and postsecondary educators.

South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center

Our mission is to change and save lives in Jesus’ name by sharing positive solutions to issues surrounding unplanned pregnancy. Our vision is to build meaningful relationships with women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy while providing for both their physical and spiritual needs. All of the services of the South Austin PRC are provided free of charge and include sonograms, pregnancy tests, counseling, diapers, baby clothing and formula, and other services. We will also openly share the Good News of Jesus Christ at every opportunity We are funded 100% by your gracious donations.

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is a statewide, grassroots membership organization working to end the death penalty in Texas. TCADP engages in outreach, education, and advocacy aimed at raising awareness of issues related to the death penalty and mobilizing the citizens of Texas - and their elected officials - to support abolition. We invite all concerned citizens to join our growing movement.

Truth BeTold

Truth Be Told’s mission is to provide transformative programs for women behind and beyond bars. Our vision is to train volunteer facilitators so that we can continue serving the growing population of women in Texas prisons with our model programs; to have mentors and personalized packets of useful information for all our graduates released in Texas cities; and to have our graduates involved as volunteers and staff in all areas of the Truth Be Told organization.

United Way of Williamson County

United Way of Williamson County works to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, income and health.

Workers Defense Project

Workers Defense Project (WDP) is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to ensure fair employment through education, direct services, organizing, and strategic partnerships.

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