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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Welcoming The Board Internship Class Of 2013!

August 28, 2013
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I Live Here, I Give Here is committed to educating the next generation of philanthropists.  Part of that process is to help mold leaders for philanthropic giving and future board service.  So we are announcing this year’s Austin Involved Board Internship Program participants.  We are elated by the response we received and the enthusiasm of each candidate to become a future star on a nonprofit board!

Participants in this program will receive two levels of learning: classroom instruction focused on best practices, and real-world perspective from current board members.  The purpose is to create well-prepared board members for to promote and support the health of our local nonprofit community.

The 2013 Class of the Austin Involved Board Internship Program are:

  • Jennifer Baum - Palermo Wealth Management
  • Lindsay Butterfield - Texas Appleseed Intern
  • Beth Chamberlain - Advisory Board Company
  • Angie Hoover Dorton - Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
  • Conrad Fried - Whole Foods Market
  • Lily Houseman - City of Austin - Mayor's Office 
  • Berkley Hudgins - Wells Fargo Bank
  • Cathy Lujan - Dell, Inc.
  • Kelly McCarthy - Dell, Inc.
  • Rebecca Oliver - Literary Agent
  • Kevin Rankin - Wells Fargo Bank
  • Melissa Rothrock - Texas Water Development Board
  • Sofy Tarud - Dell, Inc.
  • Ryan Wiese - Cisco Systems
  • Lindsey Wiese - Influential Magazine/Blogger

We also want to thank everyone who applied to the program. We struggled to select the final 15 because we had such a qualified group of applicants.

We know this is going to be a strong class because they are all starting with such great potential and passion. We’re excited to get our program started in September! 

A BIG THANK YOU to our program partners!

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