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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Something For Everyone At The BIG Give Silent Auction

September 19, 2013
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Every BIG Give comes with a FABULOUS silent auction, and this year is no exception! You’ve probably seen our Facebook and Twitter posts of the Cabo San Lucas House, tickets to Disneyland California, and dinner parties at Jeffrey’s and Uchi + Uchiko.

These great packages and more will be open for bidding on September 27! There will be more than 70 packages for you to shop while you listen to White Ghost Shivers, are entertained by circus acts, and enjoy delectable gourmet bites and signature drinks!

Your support of the BIG Give is one of the BIGGEST ways we raise money for I Live Here, I Give Here programming – which results in raised awareness and contributions for our local nonprofits.

When you’re at the BIG Give, take a good look at the silent auction tables – you’ll find something that fits your style and taste … we promise.

See you Under the BIG Top on Friday, September 27. Tickets at http://bit.ly/132E3Qi

See all the items in the full entry!

Silent Auction Sneak Peek

  • Ride Along with Police Chief Art Acevedo
  • One-night stays at The Four Seasons and Hotel San Jose
  • Dinners at La Condesa, Olive & June, The Backspace & Parkside, and Swift’s Attic
  • Tickets and parking pass to the UT vs. Oklahoma State game in November
  • Membership to area fitness clubs such as The Bar Method, Castle Hill Fitness, CoreFit, and Move Austin Fitness
  • Seats to an Antonelli’s Cheese Shop’s cheese-tasting class, Painting With A Twist courses, and Whole Foods cooking classes
  • Missoni Italian throw pillow with 2-hour interior design consultation with Urbanspace
  • Several photography packages from Caudillo Studios and from Robin Jackson Photography 
  • Jewelry pieces and gift certificate from Russell Korman, Eliza Page, Kendra Scott, The Menagerie, Sam L. Majors, Copeland Jewelers, and Maggie Goen
  • Custom vehicle plates from My Plates
  • Dining experiences to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ranch 616, Fonda San Miguel, Hat Creek Burger Co., Fogo de Chao, Wine House, Sway, Congress, and Austin Catering Co.
  • Gift cards to Gusto, 34th Street Café, Contigo, Hillside Farmacy, Star Bar, and Pelon’s
  • Great date night options with Alamo Drafthouse, Austin Helicopter Tours, C3 Concerts, and a midnight raft ride with LCRA
  • Custom frames from Fast Frames and a framed photo piece from Abell Photography
  • Shopping at Allen’s Boots, The BeeHive, Hutson Clothing Co., Texas Clothier, and Valentine’s Too
  • Stationary and custom cards from Annie B. Paperie and Barclay Papers
  • Body art by Mott Leonino
  • Tickets to Austin Fashion Week, Long Center Club Concert Series, UT Texas Performing Arts, “The Who’s Tommy” at Zach Scott Theatre, and Disneyland Park California
  • Party packages from Underwear, Miss High Life Party Barge, and Aruba Tan
  • Music classes from Austin School of Music
  • Beauty packages from Blo, Cren de la Cren, Hey Gorgeous, Rae Cosmetics, Todd Stewart Hair Color, Moossy Dentistry, and Avant Salon
  • Accessories from Billy Tie, C. Jane, Lauren Billingsley – J. Hilburn Men’s Clothier, and Kelly Wynne
  • Getaways to Palm Springs, CA., Colorado, Rancho De Vida Hill Country, Cabo San Lucas, and Inks Lake House
  • Transportation services from Carey Limo, R&R Limo, Uptown Valet & Transportation, and SherpaLux
  • Floral arrangement from David Kurio Designs, Inc.
  • Wellness packages from Erica Santiago Yoga & Massage, Erin Leary Pilates, Vim + Vigor, Wanderlust Yoga, Zumba, Acupuncture Austin, and Aloe Skin and Body
  • Ben Crenshaw Golf Package
  • Weekend stay at the Hyatt
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf single serve machine and gourmet coffee
  • Private group dinners at Uchi + Uchiko and Jeffrey's
  • Vineyard outing at Hahn Winery in California and Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood, TX
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