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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Heritage Society Of Austin

October 4, 2010
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I love my job at I Live Here, I Give Here for many reasons; one of which is that I get to learn about the great non-profits in Austin and their amazing community work. The organization I have most recently become acquainted with is the Heritage Society of Austin. The Heritage Society works to preserve Austin’s history and heritage through a variety of methods. I had heard of some of these methods, like getting landmark status for a building, but wanted to learn more details because there is a building in my neighborhood that I think should be preserved from demolition.

Trafton and Son, Inc. at 3700 Guadalupe won the Austin Chronicle’s 2004 Best Building to Consider for Preservation nomination. Here we are in 2010 and the building remains unprotected. The good folks at the Heritage Society told me about their work to maintain historic or architecturally distinct structures through City programs. Options like obtaining a landmark status or establishing a Local Historic District are available as tools for preservation. I also learned that some of these tools are at risk of being repealed by City Council and certain tax districts. Check out the Defend the Landmarks Program’ at www.heritagesocietyaustin.org, and join me in protecting our young city’s heritage.

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