Austin Gives

Your business is invited to join the Austin Gives movement. We are a community of generous businesses that commit to give 1% of profits to charitable causes through time, talent, or treasure. Annual membership is free.

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Who we are

Austin Gives™ is a free program of the Austin Chamber which encourages, educates, and empowers business philanthropy in the Austin region. Members pledge 1% of profit, products or services, and/or volunteer time to charitable causes of their choosing. Annual membership is free and includes terrific networking and social impact resources. Participants 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 invite businesses of all sizes to pledge 1% or more of their pre-tax earnings, product or services, or volunteer time to charitable causes of their choosing. Members are provided a badge to use on your company website and social media. We are asking companies to make the pledge on an annual basis. Even if you have been active in the program for years, you are encouraged to make a yearly commitment to Austin Gives.

See the List of Companies Who Have Made the 1% Pledge.

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