The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s Austin Gives program is a proud partner with I Live Here I Give Here, BBB serving the Heart of Texas, and RecognizeGood to support the Growing Good 2022 Corporate Giving Survey. Announced Nov. 3, Growing Good is conducting the eighth Central Texas Corporate Giving Survey in order to measure the motivation of corporate giving, as well as how corporations are donating to local and/or national nonprofits.

The survey and subsequent report on giving, which has additional support from ABC Home & Commercial Services, Texas Mutual Insurance Company and ECPR, aims to better understand corporate philanthropic giving in Central Texas and summarize key facts and trends.

The Central Texas Corporate Giving Survey opens Nov. 3 through Dec. 7 and is free and accessible to all at growing-good.org. Participants who fill out the survey and opt-in to receive a digital copy will get a first look at results so they can learn from others and use them to strategically plan their future giving.

This year, the survey is being distributed to more than 1,500 corporate leaders and various community groups, including members of the City of Austin’s Corporate Engagement Council. The invited participants are from a range of companies and industries of all sizes. By participating in the survey, companies have the opportunity to show clients and customers that they give back, while also taking an active part in the growth of their community. Every survey result, regardless of organization, is crucial to the results.

New data from the survey will reflect 2022 giving and be compared to previous findings to help identify and define current trends in local corporate giving and employer engagement within the community. With the recent “Great Resignation,” businesses are looking for new ways to engage and retain their employees, and encouraging philanthropy is often a key component of maintaining a healthy workplace culture.

The survey will also show which methods of giving are most common, such as monetary donations, employee volunteerism, donation of products and/or services and more. These findings benefit the entire local nonprofit community as they develop their annual strategies to engage businesses in their mission-driven work.

Last year’s Central Texas Corporate Giving Survey revealed that human services was the top industry to which a majority of the respondents gave in 2021—more than 60%. Additionally, three-fourths of the companies that responded had ongoing partnerships with nonprofit organizations. Additional insights on corporate philanthropy can be found in the archived reports, available at growing-good.org.