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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    Important message from Brandi, calling Adele?.....

    Hello Everyone!  The Story project is 99% finished! This project has become a very powerful relief effort for kids in areas torn apart by conflict. ALL proceeds from this record are now going to War Child, in an all hands on deck movement towards compassion. All the tracks are now recorded and I’m beyond grateful to the incredible artists who have contributed, I cannot wait to announce them! The record is almost done…. The only thing is, that despite my best efforts to reach her - the amazing and lovely Adele hasn't yet given us permission to use her beautiful version of our song "Hiding My Heart" that she recorded and released in Europe as a bonus track for 21. It is the closing track on The Story. Obviously, I don't even have to point out what an impactful contribution to War Child this would be, especially knowing that the proceeds of this record are unencumbered and are being donated in a way that is simply unprecedented in today's world. What we all (especially me) adore about Adele is that she has a massive heart and she's as bad ass and down to earth as they come! I think if she heard about what we're trying to do, she'd give us her blessing in a heartbeat. If anyone knows better than me how to get in touch (respectfully only!) let me know? Otherwise please share this image and tag @adele and @brandicarlile with the hashtag #HidingMyHeart on all social media platforms! xobc  
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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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    Meet Faheema, Age 12

    Afghanistan "Did you ever meet someone that changed your life?"   What did you collect when you were 12? Cabbage Patch Dolls, Transformers, Beany Babies, Panini stickers? Faheema collects rubbish.
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    These 5 Wins in the US Elections Are Groundbreaking

    For anyone hoping to see the first female president of the United States, the election result might feel like a devastating defeat. The US did not elect its first female President. The glass ceiling may have been cracked, but it’s still not shattered.  Yet, despite what your emotions, friends, family, and the internet tells you, there’s a lot to celebrate. While the US will have to keep waiting for its for its first female president, here are five other women shaking up the political scene.
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