Amplify Austin Day raises $12.5M for Central Texas nonprofits. Here are the organizations that received the most funding

Amplify Austin Day took place March 4-5. (Courtesy I Live Here I Give Here)
Amplify Austin Day took place March 4-5. (Courtesy I Live Here I Give Here)

Amplify Austin Day took place March 4-5. (Courtesy I Live Here I Give Here)

More than $12.5 million was donated to 688 Central Texas-based nonprofits during Amplify Austin Day on March 4-5, the annual 24-hour fundraiser organized by nonprofit I Live Here I Give Here.

According to the organization, the ninth annual campaign surpassed 2020 fundraising totals and brought in support from 34,415 individual donors. The Central Texas Food Bank received $706,543 from 3,299 individuals. Both numbers were the highest of any organization during this year’s campaign.

Last year's Amplify Austin Day launched one day before the cancelation of South By Southwest Conferences & Festivals was announced due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a news release, I Live Here I Give Here CEO Courtney Manuel said one year later, the nonprofit community continues to support the region as it continues to fight the pandemic.

"It is our nonprofit sector that remains on the front lines during these times of uncertainty," Manuel said in the March 5 news release. "They do not close. They step up and care for the most vulnerable. They are always there to bridge the gaps that so many community members face. And they even find ways to unite us through recreation, entertainment, and cultural institutions. It is triumphant days like today that demonstrate generosity and remind me of the power of Central Texans to take action and give back."

The following organizations received more than $100,000 in donations during the event:
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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