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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Amplify Austin is back! 6pm March 20, 2014. $4 Million in 24 Hours.

Sponsors: You Set The Stage To Amplify Austin

January 20, 2014
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Two months from today we’re going to be in the middle of Amplify Austin.

You know what our dream is? That two months from today we’ll already have raised $4 million for local nonprofits and social causes – and counting. 

Now, we’re under no delusion that raising $4 million is easy. Come on – nonprofit is our name. Nor do we think that I Live Here, I Give Here can do it alone, since it was you who pushed us past the $1 million goal to raise $2.8 million in 2013.

So when 6 p.m. Thursday, March 20, rolls around, we know you'll be donating your hearts out to nonprofits and causes you love and support. Here’s an advance THANK YOU! for cranking up the giving and a legit air hug from all of us!

But right now, our love ballad is going to those who have already joined the Amplify Austin cause: Our sponsors.

Without them, we wouldn’t be able to increase the value of every dollar given during Amplify Austin. We wouldn’t have prizes to award to nonprofits every hour of Amplify Austin. And we wouldn’t be able to say that Austin has really, truly socially responsible businesses making our home better for everyone.

Thank you to our current 2014 Amplify Austin sponsors! We're already that much closer to raising $4 million. 

2014 Bass Boosters
Sponsor hourly prizes to nonprofits at $1,000 each prize

Lone Star Overnight (Sponsoring 5 prizes!)

Prosperity Bank 

Wet Salon 

Successful Giving 

The Garden Room 

Kenjol Capital Management 

Moreland Properties  (Sponsoring 2 prizes!)

Breed & Co.

EZ Corps 

2014 Guitar Soloists 
Sponsor grand prizes to nonprofits at $5,000 each prize 

Cirrus Logic

Keller Williams 

2014 Lead Vocalist
Incentive dollar sponsorship at $100,000.00+

University Federal Credit Union  (Investing in our community through Amplify Austin 2 years in a row!)

2014 Stage Managers
In-kind sponsors who offer professional services needed for Amplify Austin

Hill & Knowlton Strategies 

Door Number 3 

Mass Relevance 

2014 Back Up Singers
Media sponsors who help spread the word about Amplify Austin and encourage giving

AW Media (Austin Woman & Austin Man) 

Edible Austin 

Tribeza 

Austin Family 

Austin Chronicle 

Austin Business Journal 

Community Impact 

Austin American-Statesman 

Culture Map 

Giving City 

L Style G Style 

Emmis Radio 

Entercom Radio 

ClearChannel Radio 

KUT-FM/KUTX-FM

Univision Radio 

Grande Communications 

Time Warner 

YNN 

KTBC-TV 

KXAN-TV 

KBVO-TV 

CW AUSTIN 

KEYE-TV 

Telemundo 

Univision TV 

Media Choice 

Interested in joining this impressive group of Amplify Austin sponsors? Wonderful! Contact Executive Director, Tom Spencer, at 512-432-1900 or Tom@ILiveHereIGiveHere.org. (Air hug for you too!)

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