Cheat Sheet: Local Non-Profits to Know

The city of Austin is privileged to have an extensive list of non-profit organizations fighting a number of issues facing our city and state. And while this is a wonderful thing, it can be overwhelming for locals to know where to get involved, which organizations to give to and what impact it’s having. Lucky for us, our city is home to a unique organization, I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH). In simple terms, it’s the non-profit for non-profits…and since 2007, their mission has been to inspire Central Texans to give and support the thousands of nonprofits in our region. Through programs like, Amplify Austin Day, Giving Tuesday, See Us Give, and the Board Training Program, their total impact on the nonprofit community is over $100 million and counting!

Naturally, as we were putting together our giving page for our print guide, there was no team more equipped to source recommended non-profits from than the one at ILHIGH. As their team continues to work to make Central Texas the most giving region in the nation, we hope you’ll join them.

Today—in honor of national non-profit day—we’re sharing our cheat sheet for how to give like a local in Austin, Texas!


Animal Care

Austin Pets Alive! 

Central Texas Tortoise Rescue

Safe in Austin

Shadow Cats

 Arts & Culture


Austin Artists Project

Blanton Museum of Art

Esquina Tango

Healthcare & Wellness 

Capital Area Dental Foundation

Flatwater Foundation

Giving Austin Labor Support

Go Austin/Vamos Austin

Housing, Shelter & Homelessness

Foundation Communities

Saint Louise House

Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center

The Other Ones Foundation

Racial Equity

100 Black Men of Austin, Inc 

Austin Justice Coalition

The New Philanthropists 

Truth Be Told

Religion, Faith & Spirituality

Created Woman Foundation

Hope Clinic

Mission Possible Austin

Shalom Austin

Youth & Children 

Andy Roddick Foundation

Colin’s Hope

E4 Youth

Sammy’s House

The Scout Guide Austin would like to disclose that members of the TSG Austin staff serve on the board and leadership councils for the Andy Roddick Foundation