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.

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Environment

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.

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Austin Parks Foundation

Austin Parks Foundation is committed to creating and sustaining beautiful and active parks throughout Austin. We seek to fill the gap between what needs to be done and what our parks department can afford to do. Since 1992, Austin Parks Foundation has initiated and facilitated physical improvements, new programming, and greater community involvement for Austin's parks.

Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project

The Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project promotes sustainability by providing data and analysis of the inter-connected nature of social equity, environment, economy, and engagement in our region.

CHULA

CHULA works to ensure that the arts and public ourdoor spaces play a valued role in the educational, economic and cultural well being of Cherrywood Neighborhood in Austin, Texas and adjacent East Austin Neighborhoods.  We are proud founders and sponsors of the well-acclaimed Cherrywood Art Fair (now in its ninth year) and Big Artist, Little Artist, a program that pairs Austin artists with underpriviliged future artists for mentoring and teaching.

CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas

The CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding and improving air quality in Central Texas. Founded in 1993, the CLEAN AIR Force Board consists of 39 members united in the common goal of finding workable solutions for improving our region's air quality.

EarthShare of Texas

The mission of Earth Share of Texas is to support our participating environmental and conservation organizations and their program work by representing them in payroll contribution programs at public and private worksites throughout Texas.

Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Environment Texas Research and Policy Center is dedicated to protecting Texas' air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help Texans make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives.

Green Corn Project

The Green Corn Project (GCP) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1998, that educates and assists Central Texans in growing organic food gardens. GCP serves people with limited access to nutritious, affordable food by partnering with them to build their own gardens at homes, schools, and community centers.

Lady Bird’s Legacy Wildflower Campaign

The Austin American-Statesman's Lady Bird's Legacy Campaign, created in 2008, buys wildflower seeds to plant along highways and in communities throughout Central Texas. It also gives seed packets to thousands of fourth-graders each year to create their own gardens. Help keep alive Mrs. Johnson's dream of beautifying America.

Nature Conservancy of Texas

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 15 million acres in the United States.

Pines and Prairies Land Trust

“The mission of the Pines and Prairies Land Trust is to protect significant open space and natural, historic, and cultural resources, and to promote and encourage sustainable agricultural and wildlife practices and values in order to preserve the quality of life for current and future generations, through educational programs and through owning and protecting easements and land.” We own and manage wildlife refuges in Bastrop and Lee County, operate a free refuge park with over 3 miles of trails along the Colorado River near downtown Bastrop, provide free Nature Lessons to 5th grade level children and provide information and support to area landowners. We work with private landowners to help them keep their land intact and productive as well as partnering with local business and government to help keep our rural quality of life high and our towns, farms, ranches and wildland healthy and vibrant.

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling - STAR

The mission of the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling is to promote and enhance recycling and diversion activities in the State of Texas.

Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund

TCE Fund is a Texas non-profit research and public education organization established in 1997. TCE Fund's primary mission is to empower people to protect the public health through a cleaner environment, and promote increased access to the governmental policy-making process so that people and community groups can help shape the decisions that affect their lives.

Texas Land Conservancy

The Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) has protected almost 85,000 acres of vital Texas land through 109 conservation projects. TLC preserves and protects natural areas from the negative effects of land fragmentation and poorly-planned development. Land conserved by TLC will be protected forever from becoming a subdivision, strip mall, or parking lot. TLC helps landowners find an economical, realistic alternative to selling their land to a developer that allows ownership to remain in their hands, but puts the responsibility of conserving the land in ours. Many of these properties are working farms or ranches, while others contain important habitat for wildlife and native plant communities. All of these lands are beautiful examples of Texas’ natural heritage. TLC’s work ensures that economic viability and growth is balanced with what makes us Texan: our rural heritage, our open-spaces, our farms and ranches, our scenic vistas, and our natural resources.

The Trail Foundation

The Trail Foundation devotes its efforts to restoring, improving, expanding and beautifying the Town Lake Trail. Our mission is fulfilled through careful improvements to the Trail's infrastructure and environment. In a distinctively collaborative effort, we work in cooperation with the city, while honoring the original vision of the Trail's founders.

Travis Audubon Society

We promote the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats in Central Texas.

USGBC Central Texas-Balcones Chapter

Our mission is to accelerate the transformation toward sustainable building and land development practices in Central Texas through innovation, advocacy and partnerships.

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