Our Vision

To cultivate the power of giving back.

I Live Here I Give Here™ is on a mission to make Central Texas the most generous community in the nation. We believe that we can build a more united, more prosperous environment for all when we give together as a community.

I Live Here I Give Here is a bridge to impact, helping you make your mark, your way on our city. Austin has been named one of the most economically segregated cities in the country while also being named one of America’s strongest economies. Austin is currently ranked the 33rd most generous city in the US, compared to our neighbors Dallas at number 4, Houston at number 5, and San Antonio at number 25. We know we can do better!

Programs like Amplify Austin Day, See Jane Give™, Give Back Jack™, Giving Tuesday, and the Board Internship Program are designed to help locals find the issues they care about and take action to be part of the solution. By inspiring new and young, givers, volunteers, and activists to make an impact on the community where they live, I Live Here I Give Here™ is ensuring that Austin thrives for decades to come.  I Live Here I Give Here was established in 2007.


Since 2007, I Live Here I Give Here has inspired Central Texans to give back to their local community. It all started as a marketing campaign designed to increase awareness about the importance of local philanthropy and drive support for the organizations and initiatives serving those not fully participating in Austin’s growing prosperity. Joining forces, the Austin Community Foundation, United Way for Greater Austin, The Junior League of Austin, the Greater Austin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Public Strategies, Inc., launched the initial public education effort.

Over the past 12 years, I Live Here I Give Here has grown, evolved, and made a transformative impact in the Central Texas community while remaining firmly rooted in its foundational values of collaboration and generosity. In 2013, we launched Amplify Austin Day to create Central Texas’s first 24-hour day of giving. In just 7 short years, 750 local nonprofit organizations have received more than $57 million from this campaign. The success of this program has paved the way for I Live Here I Give Here to produce additional year-round programs and activities that actively engage and empower individuals, companies, nonprofits, and foundations to be more generous and contribute to a more equitable community for all.

Get Involved

Please check out our programs and get to know our Board Members and Staff!

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