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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Benefits Of Partnership: Community Needs Spotlight

January 8, 2013
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Our Community Needs Spotlight Issue of the Month is a GREAT way to enhance your Partnership.  If you attend the monthly focus group, scheduled three months in advance (see calendar below) the following can possibly happen:

  • All nonprofits who attend the focus group are featured in our monthly issue paper
  • The names of all Partner agencies who attend the focus group are given to KUT-FM, who then selects one of the nonprofits to highlight for their monthly Get Involved feature.
  • Three Partner Agencies are chosen for 3-minute web video, which will be yours to own, once it’s posted on Vimeo and our website.
  • The Three Partner Agencies selected for the web video are also included in the Austin Involved ballot and one is chosen to participate in Austin Involved’s monthly donation/service project.
  • KGSR-FM and CultureMap also host periodic events that highlight the nonprofits within the Community Needs Spotlight Issue of the Month
 

CNS Issue

Focus Group Date

 

Poverty & Basic Needs

Tuesday, November 13th, 3:00 – 4:30

 

Amplify Austin

No Focus Group

 

Homelessness & Housing

Tuesday, December 11th , 3:00 – 4:30

 

Environment

Tuesday, January 15th , 3:00 – 4:30

 

Animal Welfare

Tuesday, February 12th , 3:00 – 4:30

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, March 19th , 3:00 – 4:30

 

Education & Training

Tuesday, April 16th, 3:00 – 4:30

 

Early Childhood Development

Tuesday, May 14th, 3:00 – 4:30

 

Issues Facing Austin Teens

Tuesday, June 11th, 3:00 – 4:30

 

Seniors & Disabilities

Tuesday, July 10th, 3:00 –4:30

 

Victim Services

Tuesday, August 13th, 3:00 – 4:30

 

Health & Wellness

Tuesday, September 10th, 3:00 – 4:30


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