Below is our growing list of community-minded, for-profit and nonprofit businesses in Central Texas. Please support them and mention that you saw them in GivingCity Austin.
DIGITAL GIVING TOOLS
GivShop: GivShop brings local businesses and charities together by offering great deals and fun opportunities for consumers while generating funds for nonprofit organizations. When you make a purchase through GivShop, 50% of the profits go to a charity of your choice. Sign up and start shopping for a good cause!
GoodyBag: When you use your GoodyBag card at local businesses, you not only earn rewards, you also help raise funds for local charities.
HelpAttack: We love to tweet. We love to give. Why not kill two birds with one stone? Help Attack offers you a chance to pledge a certain amount to your chosen charity every time you tweet.
Hotels for Hope: Rid yourself of event planning stress while giving back to the community by working with Hotels for Hope. Every time you book a room with Hotels for Hope, $2 is given to local charities. Cost-effective, organized, and hassle-free, this organization is making a big difference in Austin.
Kimbia: An innovator of dynamic, flexible, and easy-to-use online fundraising and event management solutions, Kimbia enables nonprofit organizations to more effectively use the Internet through online donation forms to increase giving, participation and overall support.
MiniDonations: A little bit of change can go a long way. With Mini Donations, you can implement your spare change to help out the community in many different ways through your Mini Donations account.
Chuy’s: Creating authentically Austin Tex-Med food, Chuy’s also gives back to the community through its Hot-to-Trot 5K and Children Giving to Children Parade.
Deep Eddy Vodka: Handmade vodka from Austin, with a big place in their hearts for local charities.
Hat Creek Burgers: There’s not much out there more satisfying than a good burger and good friends. Hat Creek Burger Co. promises both, along with fresh-cut fries and hand-dipped Blue Bell milkshakes.
ThirstyPlanet Brewing: Passionate about beer, the environment and philanthropy. Founded in Austin!
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Serving specialty coffees and whole leaf teas at seven locations across Austin. Supports local nonprofits with its wrist-band program – purchase a wristband for $1 and receive discounts throughout the month. All wristband proceeds go to selected charity of the month.
J. Blacks: Offering a delectable menu, fun cocktails, and a wide assortment of wines, J. Black’s Feel Good Lounge is the perfect place for a night on the town. The unique art and distinct ambiance make it the place to be in Austin, so rent it out for private parties or stop by for a drink and a good time.
Molotov: Located conveniently on West 6th, Molotov is a great hang out spot for those looking for a good time. Come out and enjoy the impressive variety of margaritas and martinis, along with a reasonably priced menu.
Four Seasons Hotel: Enjoy the tranquility of Lady Bird Lake while still situated in the bustling heart of Austin. The Four Seasons Hotel’s luxurious spa, fine dining, and renowned Texas hospitality will make your stay in the Capital City unforgettable.
Affinity IG: A boutique interactive marketing agency based out of Austin, specialized in online advocacy, content strategy and cause-related marketing.
Apex Auctions: Victoria Gutierrez is a high-energy live auctioneer with lots of great insight into making your event memorable and successful.
BuildASign.com: Giving Program: Founded in Austin, the BuildASign.com Giving Program provides discounts and in-kind donations that support causes and programs around the country.
Cultural Strategies: Cultural Strategies is a marketing and advertising consulting firm that will give your business or organization an advantage in an increasingly multicultural America. Partnering with Cultural Strategies will provide you with insight and advice to improve your company and accomplish your professional, political, economic, or cultural goals.
Purple Dot Events: Supporting nonprofit event fundraisers with professional planning and execution that makes your event more successful.
Ridgewood : Ingenius Communication Strategies: Working with community-minded clients, Ridgewood is a public relations firm that enables organizations to reach out to the public in effective, powerful ways in a constantly changing communications landscape.
Knox-Woollard Professional Management: Professional Management: Providing services in management and organization, KWPM employs their expertise in the management field and team of skilled professionals to provide a cost-effective and efficient opportunity for organizations to meet their goals.
Qtego: Helping nonprofit silent auctions raise more money – and keep raising money – via cellphone texting.
Seeds for Change: Whether you’re planning a gala, stirring up donors, or establishing a budget, Seeds of Change will work with you to boost your nonprofit with their impressive staff of professionals. This communications and marketing firm uses it’s roots in the philanthropy field to successfully promote nonprofits.
Joel Salcido: Joel’s photography achieves a unique flavor and edginess that few other photographers can pull off. His editorial pieces, along with his portraits of clients like Dennis Quaid and Lance Armstrong, represent his distinct artistic eye.
Jonathan Garza: Specializing in professional event photography, Jonathan captures the life of the party with style.
Gregg Cestaro: Specializing in fashion photography, Gregg’s attention to detail and fascination with his art give it an extra kick. He also offers services in illustration, graphic design, video, and web design.
Say Cheese Photo Booth Rentals: Get the ultimate addition to your next party, founded in Austin! Todd Darby and his team work hard to take your event to the next level.
AltCreative: An Austin interactive design agency that also gives 10% of their fees back to the client to give to the nonprofit of their choice.
INNU Salon: Innu provides impeccable customer service paired with an artistic, fashion-forward aesthetic to give you a fabulous hairstyle. The salon offers cuts, color, highlights, perms, makeup, up-dos, and extensions.
GiveRealty: Give Realty boasts that their two passions are real estate and the community. By donating 25% of their commission to the nonprofit of your choice, Give Reality makes a huge impact on the community while still providing you with exceptional service.
Sterling Affairs Event & Catering: No event is too large or too small for Sterling Affairs, which has been serving Central Texas since 1994 and supporting local nonprofits ever since.
GenerousArt.com: On a mission is to strengthen our communities by supporting nonprofits and artists through the sale of fine art.
Touch of Sass: Sassy jewelry, bags, and other accessories promise to bring out your own unique style and accent your already fabulous look. Located in eclectic downtown Austin, this boutique is sure to have something chic for everyone’s closet.
Whole Earth Provision Co.: A specialty retailer offering a broad array of products that engage those who seek to learn about, experience and preserve our home planet.