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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    End Of Year Message from Catherine & Brandi

    Hello, LOF friends & supporters! As 2018 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on how all of us, together, made music mean more. From raising almost $700,000 for The Story Campaign, to releasing “Party of One” with Sam Smith for Children in Conflict, to furthering the discussion about women in prison through The IF Project documentary, to doing our part in supporting young activists with the “Hold Out Your Hand” video, we’re ready to take 2019 by storm to do even more good!   But we can’t do this work without your help. If you’re making an end-of-year donation, we’re hoping the Looking Out Foundation is at the top of your list. Besides the large initiatives mentioned above, we also issue grants throughout the year to smaller, lesser-known organizations that do so much in our local community and beyond. We’re also determined to hit that $1 million goal for The Story Campaign - who’s in?...Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your dedication and support. Wishing you all a Happy New Year! Catherine & Brandi
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    Giving Tuesday Message

    IF you do anything this Giving Tuesday, please take a moment to watch this documentary... To find out more and lend your support, please visit The IF Project
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    Important Message From Brandi!...

    It’s been two weeks since Sam Smith and I released our duet “Party Of One”. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who supported this song and the cause behind it. I wanted to share this really special film with you so you can see first hand the impact we are making. If you do anything today PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES out of your day and WATCH THIS FILM. https://youtu.be/UPNuEZokb34
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    Brandi Carlile & Sam Smith In Conversation part 2...

    Brandi and Sam, how will the Party Of One single help children affected by war?... Buy “Party Of One” today and help @lookingoutfoundation raise $1 million for @childreninconflict
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    Brandi Carlile & Sam Smith Call To Action

    The Looking Out Foundation and Children In Conflict have something very unique in common, we both use music as a tool to empower people without a voice.... Thank you Brandi Carlile and Sam Smith for using your platforms to raise funds and awareness for children whose lives have been torn apart by war.   Buy “Party Of One” today and help us make music mean more.  
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