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I Live Here, I Give Here is bringing community philanthropy into the 21st century. The organization and its online tools help connect Central Texans with groups and causes they feel personally passionate about.

Philanthropy is the backbone upon which nonprofits, community organizations, family foundations and local businesses thrive. I Live Here, I Give Here is working with both individuals and non-profit organizations to increase awareness of the needs of communities across Central Texas. The organization has created an online network of local philanthropies, helping to connect individuals with the causes they care about all in real time.

As Austin and the world continues to move into the 21st century, philanthropic causes have expanded into issues as diverse as animal welfare, homelessness, literacy and senior services. Thanks to a massive broadband infrastructure that has enabled the interconnection of millions of Americas every day, philanthropy has the ability to keep apace of those rapid changes by moving online.