Austin, Texas – – I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH) says the ninth annual community-wide fundraising day, Amplify Austin Day, raised more than $ 12.5 million for 686 participating nonprofits in seven counties in central Texas in 2021.
The 24-hour day of giving began on Thursday, March 4th at 6:00 p.m. and ended on Friday, March 5th.
In addition to providing the online fundraising platform through the Amplify Fund, ILHIGH has raised more than $ 325,000 in matching gifts and prizes available to participating nonprofits to incentivize their campaigns.
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The Executive Director of the New Philanthropists, Paulina Artieda, and the Founder and Executive Director of the RISE Child Development Center, Dr. Choquette Hamilton, talk more about her organizations and the day of giving.
As part of this effort, on February 19, as central Texas began to thaw after the historic winter storm, ILHIGH set up a special ILHIGH fund match for frontline organizations whose missions fall into at least one of the following categories: Disaster Relief & Emergency Response , Basic Needs, Human Services and Housing, Housing & Homelessness. To date, the Amplify Disaster Relief Fund has raised more than $ 191,000 and donors can continue to support the needs of the community through this special designation through March 14th.
According to official sources, local families, individuals and groups have also advocated the causes that matter to them by acting as peer-to-peer fundraisers for participating nonprofits. More than 2,713 community members ran their own fundraisers and raised $ 1,297,155.
During the 24-hour period of Amplify Austin Day, including the Central Texas Food Bank and Highland Lakes Canine, nonprofits with the most fundraising and unique donors were won from large, medium, and small nonprofits with grand prizes ($ 5,000 each ) excellent rescue, good job Austin, Austin Pets Alive !, Austin Siamese Rescue, and Central Texas Tortoise Rescue.
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Early donation prizes ($ 2,500 each) were given to nonprofits with the most donations and the most unique donors from a large nonprofit, medium-sized nonprofit, and small nonprofit in the early donation period, January 19 through March 4 at 5:59 pm. These grand prizes went to Hospice Austin, Highland Lakes Canine Rescue, Good Work Austin, Central Texas Food Bank, Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF), and Central Texas Tortoise Rescue.
In addition, Austin Hospice also received a grand prize ($ 5,000) for scoring the most dollars in a match they requested.
Black Mamas ATX, ACTION, E4 Youth, Six Square – Austin’s Black Cultural District, Hearts 2 Heal, The New Philanthropists, 100 Black Men, DivInc, Code2College, Austin African American Book Festival, Children’s Partnerships, Circle of Hope Community Center, Austin Youth River Watch, Anthropos Arts, Austin Soundwaves, Art All Summer – An Arts Enrichment Program by Govalle Elementary PTA, Fundamentals of Nursing, Carrying Hope, Austin Threads and HopeAustin were awarded the Reissa Relay Prize ($ 2,000).
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Executive Director of the Foundation Communities Walter Moreau and Executive Director of I Live Here I Give Here Courtney Manuel talk about the day of giving.
The Reissa Graduation Award sponsored by the Reissa Foundation recognized the excellent collaboration between small and medium-sized non-profit organizations whose work and mission supports (1) vulnerable children and vulnerable families or (2) blacks, indigenous peoples and people of color (BIPOC) -led or BIPOC-operated.
For the past nine years, Amplify Austin Day has had a $ 81.5 million impact on nonprofits in central Texas.