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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Hey Jack, Give Back!

by Casey Miller
October 28, 2011

We hosted our semi-annual Give Back Jack dinner this past Wednesday evening at the Headliner’s Club, and we are thrilled to say that it was a huge success. Keynote speaker, Ken DeAngelis, founder of Austin Ventures, gave an inspiring and relevant speech on giving back to philanthropic organizations that you feel passionate about. If you are still looking for yours, take a minute to look through our partner organizations to get a feel for Non-Profits in Austin.

http://www.ilivehereigivehere.org/is/proud_of_its_partners

We also want to say a special thank you to our fantastic table mentors, all of who are involved in the Austin community and philanthropy.  The men in attendance were able to discuss not only their path to success, but also ways in which they are involved in supporting their local community. 

It was a wonderful evening and we are looking forward to our next Give Back Jack in the Spring! 

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Moffet, OUT.

by Maddy Moffet
October 21, 2011

I am very sad to say, that today is my last day at I Live Here, I Give Here. As some of you may know, I have been working on a contract basis as the Director of Special Events & Community Outreach. It is now time for me to say not good bye, but a sweet & simple, so long for now...

Although I am devastated to leave such an amazing group of women & such an outstanding organization, I feel honored to have been blessed with this experience. Through my job at I Live Here, I Give Here, I had the privilege to meet some of the most intelligent and wonderful people in Austin, TX. Not being a native Texan, I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity to meet people. I'm walking out of my office today with amazing people and lasting friendships, which is much more than what many people leave with from their jobs.

I Live Here, I Give Here may be young, but it's on the fast-track to success. I should know...I planned the BIGGEST and BEST event, to date;)

Again, thank you to everyone I've met along the way. I couldn't have had such successes without you.

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Moffet, OUT.

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Steve Jobs: Innovator. Visionary. Philanthropist?

by Carisa Bommarito Muñoz
October 7, 2011

This week, the world lost one of the most influential people of our lifetime. Steve Jobs changed the way we live, and ironically, many of us learned the news of his death on a device that he conceptualized. Mr. Jobs had a brilliant mind that thought in a different way than most people’s - he was able to marry technology with art and function with fun. He was universally admired and respected and I can't think of another CEO whose death would prompt such an outpouring of public grief and support.  

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