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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November's Spotlight On Senior Services

November 11, 2010
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I Live Here, I Give Here is focusing on Senior Services for our Community Spotlight in November.  This is a topic that many people avoid, until they are confronted with issues related to aging in their own life.  I would probably be the exact same way if it had not been for a job I had at a non-profit that served Seniors.

I am so grateful that at a young age I learned about the issues Seniors face – like health care costs, transportation difficulty, isolation and abuse – through this role.  My job was focused on educating the community – so I became an expert on the government programs that strive (but are seriously failing) to meet the needs of Seniors in our country.  One of the most important lessons I can pass along is that it is never too early to begin communication about, and planning for your own - or your loved ones – aging.  Starting points for such a conversation can revolve around your vision of the ideal retirement.  What would that look like?  A hammock on the beach?  Along with the hammock you might need to have your heart medication – and it could cost you hundreds of dollars a month.   If you get a Social Security benefit of $1200 a month then what would your budget include?  When one starts these discussions early, it is much easier to avoid the hard choices and stress that often come with meeting the needs of an aging loved one. 

Join us on November 18th to learn more or see our website for videos about the non-profits that provide crucial senior services and information for caretakers. 

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