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.

"The Giving Prescription" Book Launch Party

by The I Live Here, I Give Here Team
February 6, 2014

Courtney Clark, the founder of our very own Austin Involved, is excited to announce the publication of her book, “The Giving Prescription: A Personal Plan for Healing Through Helping”.  For the past two years, Courtney – a cancer survivor and brain aneurysm survivor - has been researching the role philanthropy and giving back play in healing from traumatic life experiences.  The information she uncovered in her research led her to created a model for trauma survivors to use helping as a tool in their own healing. 

Courtney also discovered how nonprofit organizations can use this research as a tool to turn their clients into future volunteers, donors, and staff members.  No organization wants their clients to walk away and never look back.  So Courtney is giving a FREE copy of her book away for each Austin nonprofit that sends an attendee to her launch party on February 19th.  To RSVP to the party and receive your free copy of “The Giving Prescription,” email Courtney@CourtneyLClark.com.

“The Giving Prescription” Book Launch Party
Wednesday, February 19th
5pm – 8pm
1500 W. 6th Street
RSVP: Courtney@CourtneyLClark.com
wine, beer and appetizers

See y'all there! 

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Nonprofit Sign Up For Amplify Austin - Mon. Nov. 18!

by The I Live Here, I Give Here Team
November 14, 2013

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Nonprofits, we’re ready for you.

Starting 8 a.m. Monday, November 18, registration for Amplify Austin 2014 is open for business!

So don’t miss out. Because 6 p.m. March 20, 2014, is the start day and time when Austin and Central Texas rally behind your cause for 24 inspiring hours and give online.

And yes, it’s inspiring. In its inception this past spring, your community raised $2.8 million for 320 nonprofits. And this year, we’ve set the goal at $4 million.

So let’s get going. To begin registration, visit our website to access the login portal for Amplify Austin. Since registration is different from last year (and improved!), here are a couple of tips and guidelines:

  • Registering early and before the holidays take over is a good idea! Don’t wait too long -- get the process rolling as soon as you can.
  • Registration closes February 20, 2014. Oh, so you have lots of time, right? Think of it this way: If you wait till the last moment, you lose A LOT of opportunity to be seen and searched by potential donors who have been checking out the website. And since media and promotion for Amplify Austin will be hot starting the first of the year, you want to make the most of this time.

Good luck to all you amazing nonprofits, and here’s to kicking-off a great Amplify Austin 2014!

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Questions? Contact Blaire Kniffin, Blaire@ILiveHereIGiveHere.org or 512-432-1925.

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