Growing Good is a partnership between
I Live Here I Give Here, RecognizeGood and The Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Who We Are

Growing Good is a partnership between I Live Here I Give Here, RecognizeGood and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. We receive additional support from Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Google, Netspend, Elizabeth Christian Public Relations, and FingerPulse Media, Inc. Additionally, we have identified important community partners such as the City of Austin’s Community Engagement Council.

Together, we are passionate about telling the story of corporate giving in Central Texas and feel that our business community could become the most generous in America with the right inspiration and motivation. Gathering and sharing information about giving among local companies can help provide collaborative change.

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Why We Created Growing Good

Central Texas is a special place, and our spirit of philanthropy reflects that. It’s not just where we live, work and play – but also where we care and support the causes that are important to us. It’s important to know how our business community demonstrates that vision of caring to help identify key areas of growth, need, and ultimately, to increase generosity across our community.

Do local companies have philanthropy budgets?

How do businesses support the nonprofit community?

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted corporate giving?

What motivates a business to engage in philanthropy, and who makes those decisions?


For the past six years, the Central Texas Corporate Giving Survey has sought to answer these and other questions. We take a data-driven approach to share this story. Formed in 2020 to carry on and expand this work, Growing Good is a partnership between I Live Here I Give Here, RecognizeGood and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

We receive additional support from Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Google, Netspend, Elizabeth Christian Public Relations, and FingerPulse Media, Inc. Additionally, we have identified important community partners such as the City of Austin’s Community Engagement Council.

Together, we feel strongly about our mission to tell the story of philanthropy in Central Texas because an informed community is a more generous community.

Through direct feedback from local businesses, we are able to identify trends and create benchmarks by which business leaders can measure their own corporate philanthropy and be inspired to engage their employees through different methods of giving. Sharing your data and feedback will help create a more vibrant picture of corporate philanthropy to help inspire other businesses to embrace generosity.

We would like to thank all of our partners who help us extend our survey outreach efforts to area businesses.

I Live Here I Give Here’s mission is to make Austin the most generous community in the nation. Programs like Amplify Austin Day, See Us Give, Giving Tuesday, and the Austin Involved 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, activists, and businesses to make an impact on the community where they live, I Live Here I Give Here is ensuring that philanthropy in Central Texas grows and lives on for decades to come.

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RecognizeGood® is an Austin-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides the means for anyone to illuminate, connect with and learn from great examples of goodness. RecognizeGood is a partner and advisor to forward-thinking businesses, an advocate for the employees of those businesses, and an imaginative champion for all nonprofits in our community.

With the help of all Central Texans who believe that goodness is an investment in our future, RecognizeGood is building the community we want to see for those who come after us. Since its inspiration in 2007, RecognizeGood has grown to include a variety of unique programs ranging from celebration to education, but the root remains the same – illuminating the GOOD in our community.

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The Austin Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization that helps create jobs so people can find work, provide for their families and achieve prosperity. We invest in a broad range of programs that build, support, and diversify our regional economy.

Austin Gives, a program of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, recognizes businesses for excellence in giving back. We highlight companies across the Austin region that donate 1% or more of their pre-tax earnings to the local community. This includes financial contributions, the donation of products/services and volunteer hours.

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As the leader of the workers’ compensation market, Texas Mutual is committed to building a stronger, safer Texas. We were created in 1991 to offer a stable, competitive source of workers’ compensation. Our mono-line focus has allowed us to excel in the industry.

We exist to protect businesses, promote safe environments and help ensure Texas workers get home safely to their families. More than 70,000 policyholders trust us to care for their 1.5 million workers. We take this very seriously and have a relentless dedication to provide the type of coverage and services that honors their trust. No matter what the future brings, our goal is to provide a seamless, best-in-class experience for employers and their workforces.

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Elizabeth Christian Public Relations (ECPR) is a public relations firm specializing in projects involving media relations, video production, legislative and grassroots efforts, social media planning and execution, business development, event planning and crisis communications.

We are dedicated to developing and delivering measurable communication strategies that align with our clients’ objectives. If our clients’ businesses aren’t growing because of our work, we’re not doing our job.

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