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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    Calling All Volunteers This Fall!...

    Calling All Volunteers for Brandi Carlile's Fall Tour Dates!... We are over halfway toward our fundraising goal for The Story Campaign and we are more committed to this cause than ever. Please lend us your support as we enter into the next phase of our campaign to help children whose lives have been torn apart by war. The Story Campaign is hitting the road with Brandi Carlile this Fall and we need volunteers! To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Brandi Carlile's "The Story,” The Looking Out Foundation has partnered with @warchilduk and @childreninconflict to launch The Story Campaign – a sharing of stories from children whose families, communities, and schools have been torn apart by war. Every month, we will be posting new stories from these resilient children and young adults so that their voices can be heard and so that we can raise funds to help them and the thousands of other people who are unfairly impacted by war. All proceeds from The Story Campaign will benefit War Child UK & Children In Conflict. We’re relying on our Looking Out community to share these stories and help us reach our $1 million fundraising goal for these extraordinary people. We are recruiting four volunteers per show to join our Looking Out Street Team. You will be armed with iPads to sign people up and collection buckets to raise funds and awareness for The Story Campaign. Selected Street Teamers will be provided with a ticket to Brandi’s show, a limited edition Street Teamer T-shirt and an amazing opportunity to help children in dire need across the globe. In addition, the Street Teamer who signs up the most people will win a VIP concert ticket package for any Brandi Carlile show in 2019. All we ask is that you are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and inspired by The Story Campaign. We are currently recruiting Looking Out Street Teamers for the following concerts: - Sept 8, Murat Theater, Indianapolis, IN- Sept 9, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH- Sept 22, Classic Center, Athens, GA- Sept 25th, Peace Center, Greenville, SC- Sept 26th, Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC- Sept 28th, Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA- Nov 29th, Nov 30th, Dec 1st, State Theater, Minneapolis, MN To apply to be a Looking Out Street Teamer, please contact volunteer@lookingoutfoundation.org #makingmusicmeanmore #thestorycampaign
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    "Action is the antidote to despair"

    Dear Looking Out Supporters & Friends,   Like you we’ve been overwhelmed by news of the Immigrant Families Being Torn Apart at the Border.  So much information and misinformation, and confused by where to put our efforts, our money, and our direct actions. To help us navigate, we’ve put together an action plan that includes:   a summary of the issues, five actions you can take now (including call scripts to help when contacting your representatives), organizations to support We’re sharing this action plan with you in hopes that you will also find it helpful.  Feel free to pass it on. This is a living document that will be updated regularly. Now let’s raise some hell.   With Gratitude,   Catherine   Action Plan for Helping Immigrant Families Torn Apart at the Border. http://bit.ly/ImmigrationActionPlan    “Action is the antidote to despair.” ~ Joan Baez
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    Calling All Volunteers - more summer dates announced!...

    We are currently recruiting volunteers to join @brandicarlile on the road this summer to help us raise awareness for The Story Campaign - helping children whose lives have been torn apart by war. Please join our efforts at the following shows this summer: 5/6 Albany, NY5/11 Wilmington, NC5/15 Rocky Mount, VA6/16 Bayfield, WI6/19, Cedar Rapids, IA8/13 Red Butte, UT8/16, San Diego CA8/18, Santa Barbara, CA8/21, San Luis Obispo, CA8/22, Saratoga, CA824, Jacksonville OR8/25, Bend OR To join our Looking Out Street Team please contact volunteer@lookingoutfoundation.org #makingmusicmeanmore#warchilduk #childreninconflict
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    March For Our Lives Volunteer Opportunity

    On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that we end gun violence in our schools and communities. The Looking Out Foundation is recruiting volunteers worldwide to join the March For Our Lives on Saturday March 24th. Brandi and the twins will have their feet on the ground and guitars in hand to help amplify the cause in Seattle. So please join us or one of the 580 events worldwide as we embark on a unique project to help galvanize this movement.  The Looking Out Foundation has partnered with TinFish Films to document the March For Our Lives in an effort to ensure this is a movement and not just a moment in time. So we are asking our Street Team to attend the March For Our Lives in your city and help us capture this historical moment by submitting simple iphone/smart phone/camera videos and images.  To join our Looking Out Foundation March For Our Lives Street Team and for more detailed instructions please email: volunteer@lookingoutfoundation.org Thank you for helping us make music mean more! Catherine #marchforourlives
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    Limited Edition Soundwaves prints now available for "The Joke"!

    Thank you for the incredible support for #TheStoryCampaign. Please help us reach our fundraising goal for Children In Conflict & War Child UK by checking out these limited edition Soundwaves Art pieces. Created from the audio recording of "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile - Only 50 canvas prints, signed by Brandi were made and they are almost gone! Proceeds support Looking Out Foundation and our work to support children living in conflict zones.
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    Calling More Volunteers!...

    More volunteering dates have just been announced!... We are currently recruiting Looking Out Street Teamers for the following concerts: April 5th Beacon Theatre, New York April 6th Beacon Theatre, New York April 7th Beacon Theatre, New York April 20th The Caverns, Pelham, TN May 4th, Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA May 5th, Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA May 6th, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY May 8th, State Theatre, Ithaca, NY May 9th, Maymont Park, Richmond, VA May 11th, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Wilmington, NC May 12th, Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC May 13th, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC May 15th, Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA May 18th, Merriam Theater, Philadelphia, PA May 19th, The Anthem, Washington, DC May 20th, The Anthem, Washington, DC June 8th, Toronto, CA Massey Hall June 9th, Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor MI June 15th, Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL June 16th, Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, WI June 17th, Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI June 19th, Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids IA June 20th, Arvest Bank Theater, Kansas City, MO June 22nd, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO June 23rd, Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY Aug 17th, The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA To apply to be a Looking Out Street Teamer, please contact volunteer@lookingoutfoundation.org with the following information: Name: Age: Show interested in attending (city, ST): Contact phone #: Contact email #: Q: Why are you interested in helping the Looking Out Foundation and The Story Campaign?   See you out there and thank you for helping us make music mean more!
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