Austin Gives recognizes businesses for excellence in giving back. We highlight companies across the Austin region that go above and beyond to give back. This inspiring event fills the room with the buzz of a big celebration! We are looking forward to celebrating businesses that have philanthropy as a part of their business model this October.

Nominations are now open until July 7th
. If your company makes generosity a part of your business model and inspires others to follow your lead, we believe you deserve to be recognized and celebrated for your efforts. Nominees will be judged by community leaders and the businesses making the biggest impact in our community will be recognized at the Austin Gives awards!

You do not have to be a Chamber member or Austin Gives member, and there is no cost to apply.


Award Categories

  • VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

    This award recipient is a stellar employee of a generous company who demonstrates exceptional leadership and dedication to address community challenges through dedicated volunteerism while inspiring others to serve.

    INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

    1. Small (1-20 employees)
    2. Medium (21-50 employees)
    3. Large (51-250 employees)
    4. Extra Large (251+ employees)
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD

    A company that promotes volunteerism and community engagement with non-profits through group projects or by encouraging skilled volunteer efforts.

    EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT CATEGORIES

    1. Small (1-20 employees)
    2. Medium (21-50 employees)
    3. Large (51-250 employees)
    4. Extra Large (251+ employees)
  • GENEROUS BUSINESS AWARD

    A Generous Business winner is a company that creates a fully developed program of giving back through employee engagement, donations of products, services intellectual capital, and dollars in support of a non-profit.

    GENEROUS BUSINESS AWARD CATEGORIES

    1. Charitable Champion (Small)
    2. Big Heart (Medium)
    3. Bold Giver (Large)
    4. Community Leader (X-Large)


  • Learn how to submit a winning nomination

    As we open the nomination period for this year's Austin Gives awards, Kathleen Lucente, chair of the nominations committee, has some tips for how you can create a more compelling nomination.

    Learn more


Presenting Sponsors

Award Sponsors

Foundation Sustainer

Corporate Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors
Baylor Scott & White Health

Encotech Engineering Consultants

Southwest AirlinesUnited Way for Greater Austin
vcfo, Inc.

Pivotal Partners

Foundation Partners

Corporate Partners

Terms & Conditions

Please contact Sponsor@austinchamber.com for table reservations or sponsorship opportunities.

Cancellation Policy
The Austin Chamber of Commerce must maintain a cancellation policy for events in order to properly plan for catering, venue expenses, and marketing efforts. Unless stated otherwise, Chamber reservations must be canceled 5 business days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. All refunds will be issued 10 days after the event. No refunds will be issued for nonattendance. You are welcome to send another member of your staff in your place.