Who we are

Austin Gives™ is a program which recognizes and encourages business philanthropy in the Austin region. In April 2015 Austin Gives officially became a program of the Chamber in order to meet the demand for expansion and growth of the business community’s commitment to giving back. Members range from small family businesses to large corporations.

What we do

We celebrate generous Austin area businesses! Austin Gives members enjoy a variety of networking opportunities and thought-provoking programs throughout the year in addition to an invitation to our signature annual event, the Austin Gives Awards where nominees are recognized for outstanding generosity.


Corporate philanthropy is crucial for a company’s brand perception and attractiveness to customers, employees, and investors. In today’s socially conscious business environment, it is expected that businesses demonstrate commitment to purpose in addition to profit. Purpose-driven companies have a higher employee retention rate, enjoy a faster brand value growth rate, and are more appealing to current and future investors. We believe doing good is good for business and our community.

How it works

Austin Gives is a voluntary program with no cost to the participants. We encourage all businesses who donate 1% or more of their profits to philanthropy (includes monetary donations, donated product or service, or volunteering) to become a member of Austin Gives. Members are provided a badge to use on your company website and social media.

Bobby Jenkins on the Inside Austin Podcast

Austin Gives Storytelling Partner