The City of Austin-endorsed campaign aims to make Austin the most philanthropic city, per capita, in the United States. Every donation collected during Keep Austin Generous Week, December 6-13, goes into the Keep Austin Generous Fund, managed by MiniDonations. Calls for grant applications will be available on the website in mid-December. Keep Austin Generous will be accepting applications from local nonprofits through February 2014.

In March, we’ll reveal top applicants in each of six categories: Health and Human Services, Education, Environment, Animal Rights, Veterans Affairs, and ‘Special Consideration’. Donors will then be given the option to vote from this short list of nonprofits by simply adding them to their MiniDonations account. Every dollar donated equals a vote. Funds will be distributed as a percentage of votes received by the nonprofits in each category.