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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Disability 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.

Registered

Bluebonnet Trails MHMR

Our mission is to ensure the provision of accessible, efficient and effective services that support the dignity and independence of those we serve - adults with serious mental illness; children and adolescents with serious mental illness or emotional disorders, autism or pervasive developmental disorders; persons with intellectual disabilities and infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

Capitol School of Austin

The mission of Capitol school of Austin is to provide an enriched learning environment where children with language based learning disabilities can reach their full potential. Classes range from preschool (age 3) through 3rd grade. All classes have a low student to teacher ratio and are taught by speech pathologists.

Easter Seals Central Texas

Easter Seals Central Texas provides exceptional services so people with disabilities and their families can fully participate in their communities. Our five main programs include: Comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation, Community and Housing Services, Early Childhood Intervention, Employment Services and Paid Job Training.

goodwheelchairs.org

We take donations of used mobility equipment and redistribute the refurbished products to populations who need them.

Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program (H.E.L.P.) Center of Austin

The Center is a non-profit therapeutic riding program. The mission of HELP is to give children with disabilities the therapeutic freedom of being on a horse.

Knowbility

Knowbility's mission is to ensure barrier-free I.T. — supporting the independence of people with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessible information technology. Our programs raise awareness of need for technology access; train in accessible technology design practices; consult on IT access mandates, and employ technology workers with disabilities.

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Southwest Region

RFB&D digital AudioPlus® books give struggling readers a way to learn through listening. Students with print disabilities who attend member schools receive the AudioPlus books and players for free. Our Library contains 130,000+ titles in every subject area and grade level, including 95% of the textbooks adopted by the TEA.

Texas TERA

Texas Technology Empowerment Resources and Advocacy, Inc., Texas (TERA) is a non-profit organization in Austin that enables people with disabilities or limitations to achieve and maintain an independent and active lifestyle through a central location with information, tools and training.

VCFS Texas

The purpose of VCFS Texas, Inc. is to provide support and resources to individuals with Velo-Cardio-Facial-Syndrome (VCFS), their families, professionals, and the community in Texas. We achieve this by: Increasing public awareness and educating the community.

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