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Culture of Giving

Austin enjoys a vibrant and selfless non-profit community. These organizations are the thread that makes Austin one of the most caring cities in the world. Throughout the month of December CultureMap will feature the efforts of our favorite area non-profits in our Culture of Giving series. We want to help raise awareness of these great organizations and help them raise money. And what better time to help than now during the holidays? You can help too. CultureMap is partnering with I Live Here, I Give Here in order to make it easy for you to be a part of this community effort. Just look for the I Live Here I Give Here link at the end of each story to learn how you can immediately give back to these organizations that give so much to Austin.

Culture of Giving


Give kids the gift of reading: Donate a book to Eat Local / Act Global

By Kevin Benz

Oct 20th, 2012 at 11:00 AM

There are places in the world where books are a rare luxury, schools where reading can't be practiced because, well, there's nothing to read. Kenya is one of ...


Austin's philanthropic community gives back at The Big Give

By Arden Ward

Sep 22nd, 2012 at 1:20 PM

For five years, I Live Here, I Give Here has been nurturing the philanthropic culture of Austin by supporting and building a community of donors young and old. On Sunday ...


Amplify Austin sets out to crank up the giving and raise $1 million in 24 hours

By Kevin Benz

Sep 5th, 2012 at 5:24 PM

There are many things to be proud of in Austin, but our level of philanthropy — the art of giving for the good of the community — is not one of them ...


Austin's newest role models: Honoring innovation in philanthropy and service

By Kevin Benz

Apr 25th, 2012 at 10:00 AM

There are those who give and those who make giving part and parcel of their lives. GivingCity, a non-profit magazine here in Austin announced a call for nominations for their ...


The International Women's Day Awards have spoken: These Austin women are creating positive change in the world

By Shelley Seale

Apr 12th, 2012 at 2:15 PM

It’s a tough world out there. But three Austin women have dedicated their lives to making it a better place, and were recently recognized for their amazing work. In ...

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