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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Health Care

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.


American Botanical Council

American Botanical Council (ABC) is a nonprofit, member-supported organization whose mission is to provide education using science-based and traditional information to promote responsible use of herbal medicine — serving the public, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, industry, and media.

American Cancer Society, High Plains Division Inc.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Diabetes Association

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association

The mission of the American Heart Association is to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Austin LifeCare

Austin LifeCare is a faith based non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate and trustworthy service to the Austin community by offering positive solutions to the challenges surrounding unplanned pregnancies through prevention education and practical and emotional support.

Austin Recovery

Provide effective, affordable & compassionate chemical dependency treatment to the poor and working families of Central Texas.

Austin Travis County Integral Care

Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC), formerly known as the Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center, serves as the Local Authority for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities in Travis County, administering an annual budget of $45 million of local, state and federal funding to over 80 distinct funding sources at 44 physical facilities. In the last year, ATCIC served more than 18,500 individuals and families in Travis County, offering numerous services and programs year-round. ATCIC also operates a 24/7 Crisis Hotline, for anyone experiencing a psychiatric crisis--512-472-HELP (4357).

Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas

As breast cancer survivors, we offer hope, answer questions, and provide hands-on support to Texas women who hear the life-altering words, “You have breast cancer.” We help women of any age, culture, education, profession, and financial status navigate from diagnosis through recovery, and all services are free of charge.

Capital Area Counseling

Striving to provide affordable, accessible, high-quality mental health services to all central Texans who desire them. To provide an unparalled training environment for pre- and post-graduate therapists from all of the helping professions.

Center of Restoration & Transformation

We are a low-cost (sliding scale fee) counseling center...our purpose is to offer biblically-based services that are affordable. We offer group classes (various subjects) to help people find direction, encouragement, peace, & healing. We also offer individual & couples counseling. Please visit our website for more details.

Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South Texas

The Epilepsy Foundation will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.

Health Air / Keep Austin Mobile

Our goal at Keep Austin Mobile is to provide safe, reliable and friendly transportation for people in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas. We offer our free service to people needing a ride to work, medical appointments, school, or recreational activities.

Hill Country Ride for AIDS

The Hill Country Ride for AIDS is an annual cycling event that provides financial support to ten beneficiary agencies. The Ride is a fun and imaginative event, open to a broad range of participants, and promoting HIV and AIDS awareness, education, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is the world's largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

Keep It Healthy

Our mission is to prevent diabetes and reduce obesity in Hispanic families by teaching healthy lifestyle through community-based intervention programs in the underserved communities of North Austin and Round Rock. Our Program focuses on weight loss and healthy lifestyle by providing, exercise and cooking classes, nutrition and behavior change consultations.

Lilith Fund

The Lilith Fund assists women in exercising their fundamental right to abortion by removing barriers to access.

Mothers’ Milk Bank At Austin

Milk Bank at Austin’s mission is to accept, pasteurize, and dispense donor human milk by physician prescription primarily to premature and ill infants. Babies that may not thrive or survive if given formula.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas' mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

New Life Institute

People come for help with issues of severe anxiety or depression, crumbling relationships (parent/child, spouses, siblings, child/elderly parent, etc.), developing relationships (pre-marital counseling), rage, abuse and addictions. They need serious help and cannot find quality, professional services at a price they can afford. So New Life Institute, Inc. offers scholarship hours to offset the fees these clients cannot pay. On average, one scholarship hour is provided with each $25.00 of donations.

Project Transitions, Inc.

Project Transitions, founded in 1989, is dedicated to serving people living with HIV/AIDS, by providing hospice, housing, and support in a compassionate and caring environment.

Project Walk - Austin

Project Walk - Austin is a physical training program for people with spinal cord injuries where hard work leads to greater: confidence, independence, mobility...and Hope. We help people with SCI reclaim their lives through exercise-based recovery. Our program is based on the Dardzinski Method which targets each individual's weaknesses and retrains the nervous system to respond appropriately. While we cannot promise every client will walk again, we do promise that everyone who comes through our doors will leave with increased function and the tools to control their own physical well-being.

Prostate Cancer Resource Center

Our mission is to provide screening, education and awareness for Prostate Cancer in underserved minorities and underinsured. This is a grassroots operation providing mentoring newly diagnosed with seasoned survivors.

Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care

A nonprofit, interfaith counseling center whose mission is to integrate professional, affordable mental health counseling services with a client's own personal and spiritual values. Our staff is sensitive to spiritual issues but does not impose religious concepts on their clients. We serve children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.

Swan Song

Swan Songs fulfills musical wishes at the end of life by organizing private concerts for individuals with a terminal illness. At their request, a favorite style of music or musician is brought directly to the home or facility. The concert allows patient, family and friends to focus beyond the illness and come together through the medium of music.

Take Heart Austin

Each year, more than 300,000 Americans including nearly 500 Austin/Travis County residents of all ages die from sudden cardiac arrest. Take Heart Austin uses a coordinated, community-wide approach to implement state of the art methods that will dramatically increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest in our communities.

Texans for Stem Cell Research

Our mission is to provide education and advocacy of not only the possible medical benefits of stem cell research to Texas citizens, but also the positive economic impact this research can bring to the State of Texas and the City of Austin.

Texas Health Institute

Our mission is to provide leadership to improve the health of Texans and their communities through education, research, and health policy.

The Octopus Club

The Octopus Club is a volunteer run fundraising arm of AIDS Services of Austin.

Wright House Wellness Center

The Wright House Wellness Center offers care and compassion to Central Texans living with or at risk of HIV and other chronic illnesses and provides resources for support, education and empowerment. We offer Disease Management and Disease Prevention programs to people living in Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays or Williamson Counties. Services are provided at either no- or low-cost and eligibility is determined by service. Our primary aim is to empower people so that they may live active and fulfilled lives.

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