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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    Thank you from War Child UK

      Since War Child's inception, music has been central to the charity, from raising awareness about children's lives being severely affected by war, to raising money through albums and concerts.
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    Meet Maryam, Age 11

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    How Pearl Jam, Obama and Others Helped Brandi Carlile Reinvent 'The Story' - Rolling Stone

      "We're promoting a dialogue between people from the North, South and the U.K., and we're asking if we can depoliticize children and talk about compassion. That's what I hope [the project] accomplishes." #CoverStories
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    Cover Stories has finally arrived!

      “If there is one thing I want to achieve with this record – of course I want it to achieve fundraising and awareness – but I really want the diversity of voices on this album to create a scenario where we stop politicizing babies and children and talking about them like they are commodities instead of human beings who we have a higher calling to protect.” - Brandi Carlile
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    New York Times - How Brandi Carlile Got Adele and Obama for a Benefit Album

      You might wonder how a critically acclaimed but relatively unknown singer-songwriter recruited Adele, Pearl Jam and Dolly Parton to cover her songs for a benefit album. But the biggest get on Brandi Carlile’s “Cover Stories,” made up of new renditions of the material on her 2007 album, “The Story,” comes from outside the music world: Barack Obama.
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    Paste Review of the Day: Brandi Carlile - Cover Stories

      Not since Aaron Dessner joined forces with The Red Hot Organization and released Dark Was The Night, in 2009, has a charity record been as relevant and crafted as Brandi Carlile’s latest project, Cover Stories.
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