Looking Out amplifies the impact of music by empowering those without a voice. From neighborhood to nation, we help fund causes and organizations that often go unnoticed. Founded in 2008 by Grammy-nominated artists Brandi Carlile, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, we band together with fans, nonprofits, and corporations to translate voices of song to voices of action. Find out more.

Causes We Care About


We believe in the power of expression through art and support organizations that allow creative spirits to thrive.


We provide funding to organizations that work to improve their communities, no matter how big or small they may be.


We work relentlessly in fighting for gender equality and fund programs that empower women globally.


We advocate for and fund programs that educate and inform so that everyone can make better decisions for their lives and for the planet.


We support organizations that deliver direct care and services to the people who need it most, and who are often overlooked.


We combat social injustices by backing organizations who are on the front lines of the resistance to inequality.

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    Meet Nour, Age 6

    Syria "She was always alone. She wouldn’t talk. She wouldn’t eat. She’d wake the neighbours with her nightmares. It was like the fear stopped her mind. She was too shocked to have a personality anymore"   War Child's child friendly space has helped Nour to overcome her experiences.
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    Cover Stories Announcement!

    It's been almost a year since we launched The Story Campaign and, with your help, we've raised over $150K for War Child UK! We're shooting for $1 million and, to help us get there, we asked 14 of our closest allies to lend us their voices. We are proud to announce Cover Stories, a benefit album celebrating 10 years of Brandi Carlile's The Story. All proceeds go to War Child UK.  
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    Meet Hanna, Age 16

    D.R. Congo "They had thought she was dead."   Hannah’s parents were overjoyed to be reunited with her. It had been two years since she had been abducted from her small village in eastern Congo by a group of rebels. The 14 year old girl was dragged back to their base and given to one of the officers as a ‘wife’.
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    Meet Jasmin, Age 7

    Bosnia Seven year old Jasmin Elezovic stands beside the remains of Mostar’s iconic Ottoman bridge. It had proudly stood for 427 years, but in November 1993 it was destroyed by Croatian artillery fire in a matter of minutes.   This is where our story began. Jasmin was to become one of the original ‘War Children’.
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    Looking Back on 2016...

    As 2016 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who supported us this year and show you exactly where and how you’ve helped. Our biggest initiative of 2016 was The Story Campaign in support of War Child’s efforts to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war and we’ll be continuing that in 2017 in an even bigger way. But we also gave to other organizations, big and small, local and global. Thanks to supporters like you, we raised close to $250,000 for organizations that needed our support. Here’s who we looked out for this year: The Story Campaign  LGBT Equality Alliance Fight The Fear Campaign Hedgebrook East Nashville Hope Exchange Canyon Park Junior High Music Boosters Missionvale USA BEST (Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking) Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Northwest Youth Services Courage 360 Camp Victory Make Music NOLA Lustgarten Foundation - in honor of Sharon Jones SLAM! SpeakOUT Boston Affordable Homeownership Foundation Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Listening Ear Crisis Center Orange County Coastkeeper Environmental Education JFS Orlando Food Pantry Apha Ghar Inc. Thank you and here’s to another year of making music mean more!
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