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 multiple Grammy winning 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

ARTS

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

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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

WOMEN

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

EDUCATION & ENVIRONMENT

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

HEALTH

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

HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS

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

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    COVID-19 RELIEF FUND IS BACK!

    Thanks to YOU - our friends, supporters and generous donors, our Covid-19 Relief Program is back! The Looking Out Foundation set up an emergency response fund to support the most vulnerable and at risk communities who are continuing to be affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.  You can now apply for individual & family grants. Click here to apply for assistance
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    Where To Donate To Help People In Need During Texas' Blackout Crisis

    Texas is currently facing an unprecedented blackout crisis, leaving nearly three million people without electricity during the state’s biggest ice storm in years.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Boil water notices have been issued to residents of Houston and Austin, warning them to heat their water due to possible contamination from broken pipes, low water pressure, and offline treatment plants. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Without access to power, and with roads across the state blocked off due to snow, Texans are relying on local assistance and help from their neighbors now more than ever. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Here are five mutual aid groups in Texas that are assisting in the ongoing blackout relief — and that are currently accepting donations.⁠⠀ Click here to donate and find out more.
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    FUND RACIAL JUSTICE

    In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all black lives lost due to police brutality and institutionalized racism in America, we have launched the Looking Out Foundation’s FUND RACIAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGN.All funds raised will directly benefit racial justice organizations.Please give what you can. TEXT "FUND" TO 443-21
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    COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

    In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Looking Out Foundation has set up an emergency response fund to support the most vulnerable and at risk communities affected by this crisis. Click here to apply for assistance.
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    6 Ways You Can Help Your Community Respond to Coronavirus

    The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is upending daily life for millions of people worldwide.  More than 194,000 infections have been confirmed so far and more than 7,500 people have died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, WHO warns.  As the health crisis deepens, other crises are emerging. Lost jobs, mounting debts, looming evictions, and social isolation are just some of the disruptions societies are facing.   “One thing that the pandemic is doing is laying bare the lack of baseline universal infrastructure that is meant for all of us,” Celina Su, the Marilyn J. Gittell Chair in Urban Studies at the City of New York Graduate Center, told Global Citizen. “The pandemic could end up exacerbating inequalities and deepening poverty, but it’s also a canary in the coal mine by showing us in really tragic ways where we could all end up if we’re not as lucky later on.”  “It shows us what we should be working toward always, not just in times of crisis,” she said, calling for universal health care, free child care, paid sick leave, unemployment benefits, and a stronger social safety net. Amid the growing crisis, communities are showing inspiring solidarity, helping the most vulnerable face challenges and building networks for long-term assistance.  “Right now, we’re supposed to be practicing social distancing, but how can we also practice social caring, social embracing, and social connection, all while physical distancing,” Su said. “What does that look like?” Here are six ways communities are stepping up to support people and how you can join the relief effort.
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