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


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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    Fight for Reproductive Rights UPDATE

        In light of the unprecedented and reprehensible decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Looking Out Foundation pledged to match up to $100,000 of every donation we received during the month of August. We are proud to announce that we raised an incredible $110,988 in donations.  So thanks to the compassion and generosity of our community of supporters, the Looking Out Foundation has donated a total of $221,976 to the following organizations to ensure that every person in America has access to safe healthcare.   CAROLINA ABORTION FUNDS www.carolinaabortionfund.org   MIDWEST ACCESS COALITION www.midwestaccesscoalition.org   WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ASSISTANCE PROJECT (WRRAP) www.wrrap.org   HOLLER HEALTH JUSTICE www.hollerhealthjustice.org   Together, we will join the fight for reproductive justice
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    You're Not Alone

    Today’s the day!Allison Russell's new single "You’re Not Alone” featuring Brandi Carlile is out now! A Note From Brandi: Throughout the pandemic we live-streamed dozens of homespun shows from our barn to help keep our band and crew employed. What started as an effort to keep our people on the payroll, ended up becoming much more than that. For us, it gave us a purpose during a time when we felt absolutely rudderless, and for our audience, we hope we provided an antidote the the pain, confusion and struggle we were all collectively experiencing.During that time, the artist community was called upon constantly by corporations to “play for free” and make our contribution for the greater good, which we did of course. But then we started to huddle and preserved or art for when it mattered the most. Our dear and extremely talented friend Allison Russell recorded a version of “You Are Not Alone” from her living room, so that we could include it in one of our Carlile Compound Quarantine episodes for @thebramily. The sentiment of this song provided so much hope and healing in our community.When Allison asked me to sing with her on this reimagined version, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! Thank you @AllisonRussell for letting me be a part of something so beautiful.All proceeds from “You’re Not Alone” on @bandcamp will benefit the @Looking Out Foundations EveryTown For Gun Safety Support Fund and The Fight For Reproductive Justice Campaign. - Brandi xo   A Note From Allison:We are not alone.We are not what we have lost.We are more than the sum of our scars.We are the dust of the stars, the bones of the Earth, the breath of the void, the expanse of our imaginations, the arc of art, the love in our hearts.We lift each other up.We are the “Beloved Community” every time we choose to be. Our Circle is battered and bloody but unbroken,whole. None above, none below— our one human family— equal under the listening sky.I believe what Alice Walker wrote:“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”Every child deserves to be loved and protected. Our families with LGBTQIA+ parents are just as precious.No one should be forced into the sacred role of parenthood against their will.Human Rights are worth fighting for.We’ve come a long way but we must go farther still.I am grateful to my chosen family, Brandi Carlile, for singing “You’re Not Alone” with me, for inspiring me everyday, for elevating everything, for leading the way.We will not be turned back.Love & Revolution x AllisonProceeds from “You’re Not Alone” featuring @brandicarlile on @bandcamp will go to benefit the @lookingoutfoundation 's EveryTown For Gun Safety Support Fund and The Fight For Reproductive Justice Campaign. - click here.“You're Not Alone”Written & produced by @allisonrussellmusicStrings arranged by @larissamaestro & @sistastrings (@moniqueladora & @itschauntee )Performed by ( in alphabetical order by first name)Allison Russell: banjo, vocalsBrandi Carlile: vocals ( appears courtesy of Elektra Records)Chauntee Ross : violin, vocalsLarissa Maestro : cello, [email protected] : drums & [email protected] : electric guitar, vocalsMonique Ross : cello, vocalsRecorded at @thisismoxe Nashville, TNProducer: Allison RussellExecutive Producer: Carissa Stolting & UnmanageableEngineered by @eboniesmithmusicAssisted by @jamlinMixed by @mixerbellOut now @fantasyrecords /@concordofficial
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    The Looking Out Foundation's Fight For Reproductive Justice

    In light of the unprecedented and reprehensible decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Looking Out Foundation will match up to $100,000 of every donation we receive during the month of August to ensure every young girl and woman in America has access to safe healthcare.All funds raised will benefit the Carolina Abortion Fund, MidWest Access Coalition, the Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP) and Holler Health Justice.Together, we will join the fight for reproductive justice.                
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            While many of us enjoy safety, shelter and comfort, millions of children and their families must leave their home due to conflict with no promise of stability and not knowing if they will ever return.As of June, there are now over 100 MILLION refugees with a staggering 33 MILLION of them children.With 1 in every 6 children in the world affected by armed conflict, Children in Conflict’s work remains critical. From rescuing and reintegrating lost children at borders with their families to providing mental health support to children so they can process the trauma of war, our work is a lifeline to thousands who need help. Join us in our mission to help those who need us most.  DONATE to our Looking Out For Children in Conflict Campaign TODAY.
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    Every Town For Gun Safety Support Fund

                On May 24th, 21 precious lives were taken at the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. In response to this horrific incident, the Looking Out Foundation pledged to match every donation we received over the last 21 days in honor of the 21 victims who lost their lives due to senseless gun violence. We are proud to announce that we raised a staggering $70,056 in donations.So today, thanks to the compassion and generosity of our community of supporters, the Looking Out Foundation will make a total donation of $140,112 to the @everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.
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    THE LOOKING OUT FOUNDATION IS CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!...   Brandi Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation has partnered with Children in Conflict to launch the Looking Out for Children in Conflict Campaign. All funds raised will go towards providing protection, shelter and psychological first aid to children, parents and caretakers who are fleeing the war in Ukraine. Once we have reached our fundraising goal of $100,000 towards our emergency response in Ukraine, any additional funds raised from the will directly benefit children impacted by the trauma of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq and the Central African Republic.   AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!....   Brandi is taking the Looking Out for Children in Conflict Campaign on the road this summer on her “Beyond These Silent Days Tour”. We are recruiting volunteers from across the country to join our Looking Out Volunteer Coalition and help galvanize our audience into action! You will be given the challenge of raising awareness and funds towards our Looking Out for Children in Conflict Campaign and a meaningful opportunity to help children traumatized by the impact of war. We will provide you with everything you need, including a table, campaign materials and iPads etc. All we ask is that you are knowledgeable, committed to the cause and inspired by our mission to make music mean more. Selected volunteers will be provided with a free ticket to Brandi’s show. In addition, the volunteer who signs up the most people to join our movement will be entered for a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to see Brandi perform at Madison Square Garden on October 21st! We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following concerts:   JUN 11, 2022 The Gorge Amphitheatre George, WA   JUN 18, 2022 The Greek Theatre At UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA   JUN 19, 2022 Oxbow RiverStage Napa, CA   JUN 21, 2022 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA   JUN 24, 2022 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA   JUN 25, 2022 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA   JUL 6, 2022 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO   JUL 8, 2022 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN   JUL 9, 2022 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN   JUL 15, 2022 Moody Amphitheater Austin, TX with special guests Lucius   JUL 16, 2022 Dos Equis Pavilion Dallas, TX   JUL 30, 2022 Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN   JUL 31, 2022 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI   AUG 1st, 2022 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI   AUG 5, 2022 Fiserv Forum Milwaukee, WI   AUG 6, 2022 Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island Chicago, IL   AUG 11, 2022 Vivint Arena Salt Lake City, UT   AUG 18, 2022 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD   AUG 19, 2022 Bethel Woods Center For The Arts Bethel, NY   AUG 20, 2022 Mann Center For The Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA   AUG 30, 2022 Tanglewood (Koussevitzky Music Shed) Lenox, MA   AUG 31, 2022 Thompson's Point Portland, ME   OCT 21, 2022 TD Garden Boston, MA   To join our Looking Out Volunteer Coalition, please email [email protected] with the following information: Name: Age: Show you are interested in attending (Date, City, State): Contact phone #: Contact email #: Q: Why are you interested in joining our Looking Out Volunteer Coalition?   Thank you for helping us Make Music Mean More!   Find out more about the Looking Out Foundation  Read more about Children in Conflict’s work     
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