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.

AmplifyATX.org Goes Live Feb. 1!

January 23, 2014
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In just a week's time we reveal the new Amplify Austin website. 350 plus local nonprofits have established a home on the Amplify Austin website, and counting. We really wanted to make this the go-to site for people looking to donate and connect with local causes and organizations. I guess you could think of the website as the "nonprofitpedia" of Central Texas. Only with an Austin twist.

And our team really wanted to make Amplify Austin easy, accessible and fun. So when you head to www.AmplifyATX.org February 1, here are some of the cool and useful features you’ll see: 

  • Live countdown to Amplify Austin 2014
  • Convenient nonprofit and category search bars
  • A pre-schedule your gift button
  • Videos giving you the rundown of Amplify Austin
  • An expanded social media platform you can participate in (#AmplifyATX)
  • Options to create a donor account
  • Sponsor recognition and news feeds

What’s really exciting is that the giving site will be 365. That' right, Amplify Austin is a resource for you all year long.

But Amplify Austin Day is coming up March 20-21. It's Central Texas' one day to rally the community to give online for 24 hours to their causes of choice. It offers amazing incentive prizes for nonprofits and sponsor dollar matches – so yes, we are really amplifying every dollar donated. Last year the community wave of giving raised $2.8 million. This year, our goal is $4 million.

A special thank you goes out to the INCREDIBLE teams that helped us create the new website: Door Number 3, CiviCore, Shompton, and Mass Relevance. You’re Aces!

Check us out February 1! 

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