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.

The goal of Give Back Jack! ® is to inspire men to think deeply about their own philanthropic giving.

Give Back Jack

2010 Give Back Jack ® Chairs & Mentors

When:
TBA

Where:
TBD

For more information:
Contact Celeste Flores at (512) 432-1936 or Celeste@ILiveHereIGiveHere.org

See Giving Back differently…

It’s time to make a difference in our community. Each year, I Live Here, I Give Here hosts a mentorship program to foster thoughtful, intentional philanthropy among Austin’s leaders. Attendees will have the chance to visit with some of the most successful and influential men in Austin who make a difference both with their dedication and dollars. They will have the opportunity to hear about the pages these leaders have turned and the lessons they’ve learned. They will receive tips on putting into place their own personal giving plan and how to take action to make our community a better place.

Each Give Back Jack! ® evening begins with a cocktail hour, followed by a seated dinner. Then, the evening’s keynote speaker shares his inspiration for getting involved in the community. After the speaker finishes, each table holds its own discussion about the best ways to blend giving into everyday life.

A mentor sits at each table, shares the story of his journey and encourages discussion and personal testimonies among the guests. Give Back Jack! ® is the perfect place to start your own philanthropic journey or to step it up a notch.

Our next Give Back Jack! ® will be held in 2014!

For more information about helping with, or attending Give Back Jack! ® please contact Celeste Flores at celeste@ilivehereigivehere.org or at 512-432-1936. 

In the meantime, see what Michael Barnes of Out and About and past mentor Eugene Sepulveda said about their experiences at Give Back Jack ®

Get to know our 2018 Speaker, Mentors, and Co-Chairs

Our 2018 Give Back JACK! Committee

Coming soon…


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