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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Nonprofit
Category:

Poverty & Basic Needs

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.

Registered

Barnabas Connection

The Barnabas Connection provides direct assistance to low-income families, education to community leaders on the issues of poverty, and advocates for sustainable resources. The program functions primarily through a volunteer-staffed phone line. Volunteers provide contact information to helpful community organizations and become a companion and advocate that help the caller through the process of applying for and getting the assistance they need. Phone volunteers provide forms and applications for community services and often assist the client in completing the application. Barnabas hosts an annual Back to School Fiesta providing free backpacks, school supplies and Payless Shoes gift cards to children in need in the Wimberley School District with multiple community and ecumenical partners. The Fiesta includes immunizations and helpful resources. Barnabas also administers the Wimberley Ministerial Alliance financial assistance fund. In 2009, Barnabas began advocating with Pedernales Electric for policies less punitive to families with low-incomes or disabilities.

LTlov

LTlov identifies local needs, inspires community involvement and distributes contributions through projects that assist and empower families in the Lake Travis area. LTlov funds both Discretionary (time-sensitive) grants and Annual grants to organizations that are serving mainly socioeconomically disadvantaged families in the Lake Travis area. LTlov also sponsors community donations programs to provide needed tangible goods to families in need, i.e. school supplies, Christmas gifts, personal care items, pajamas, etc.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Our mission is to provide uncompromising love and hospitality to our brothers and sisters in need. We do this by empowering a league of volunteers in providing food, clothing, and promoting dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need. We accomplish this mission through the creation of relationships that cultivate a community life of stability and purpose.

ROUND ROCK AREA SERVING CENTER

The Round Rock Area Serving Center, a Texas non-profit corporation, also known as the Serving Center, carries out a community-wide mission of churches, other organizations and individuals serving human needs in the City of Round Rock and surrounding areas. Services provided include a food pantry, Round Rock Coats for Kids, clothing and furniture vouchers, adult computer classes in English and Spanish, Computers for Kids, community gardens, The Volunteer Center, a charity resale store, and financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, transportation, and temporary lodging.

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