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

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

Happy October! This month we are spotlighting the work of our nonprofit Partners that serve our Central Texas aging population and residents with disabilities.

Learn more about these incredible organizations here, get involved, and give back. Download our Community Needs Spotlight Fact-Sheet for a list of whose helping the cause and more information on how you can help.

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas is one of these incredible nonprofits that we are shedding light on this month. Take four minutes out of your day to watch this brief video and get inspired by a local philanthropist doing his part to change Central Texas for the better. Hear from Guillermo Carrillo, father to a son with Down Syndrome, board member and donor of The Down Syndrome Association. 

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Announcing The 2013 Big Give Prize Finalists!

by The I Live Here, I Give Here Team
September 19, 2013

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The BIG Give is only one week away and we are thrilled to announce the 2013 prize finalists for best nonprofit in donor relations. Drum roll please...

Up this year for the Mercedes-Benz of Austin $10,000 prize is Children at Heart Ministires, Wildlife Rescue and Rehab, and Emancipet. Congratulations to our Big Prize finalists and good luck!

Up for the RetailMeNot $5,000 prize is the Amala Foundation and The Christi Center. Congratulations to our Little Prize finalists and good luck. Learn more about these incredible organizations and the work they are doing in our community by just clicking on their name.

As the suspense of which organization will actually win the Big and Little Prizes builds, plan to join us next week on September 27th for the party of the year! We will of course award $15,000 to two well-deserving organizations, but the fun doesn’t stop there. 

Have you ever seen a contortion monkey? Yeah, that’s happening. This party will provide answers to your wildest imagination.  Sit back and enjoy your macaroni and cheese pops and Dripping Springs vodka cocktail while watching our juggler and aerial dancer take you into circus world for the night. You really don’t want to miss this. Find out how to get your tickets here. See you there!

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Every BIG Give comes with a FABULOUS silent auction, and this year is no exception! You’ve probably seen our Facebook and Twitter posts of the Cabo San Lucas House, tickets to Disneyland California, and dinner parties at Jeffrey’s and Uchi + Uchiko.

These great packages and more will be open for bidding on September 27! There will be more than 70 packages for you to shop while you listen to White Ghost Shivers, are entertained by circus acts, and enjoy delectable gourmet bites and signature drinks!

Your support of the BIG Give is one of the BIGGEST ways we raise money for I Live Here, I Give Here programming – which results in raised awareness and contributions for our local nonprofits.

When you’re at the BIG Give, take a good look at the silent auction tables – you’ll find something that fits your style and taste … we promise.

See you Under the BIG Top on Friday, September 27. Tickets at http://bit.ly/132E3Qi

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