The Looking Out Foundation (LOF) 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, non-profits and female LGBTQ+ owned businesses 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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  • Press

    Brandi Carlile and Wife Catherine Raised $300K in 7 Days for Earthquake Relief

    The musician and her wife are honored amongst PEOPLE's 2023 Women Changing the World for their work with their Looking Out Foundation
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    Rolling Stone - Catherine & Brandi Carlile

    Brandi Carlile’s Fight for Peace and Love:  Click to watch the Rolling Stone interview with Catherine and Brandi Carlile    
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    Adele and Obama for 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. 
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    Brandi Carlile Enlists Pearl Jam, Adele, Jim James for ‘Cover Stories’

    Pearl Jam, Adele, Dolly Parton, Jim James and more have put their stamp on songs from Brandi Carlile's 'The Story' for an all-star charity tribute album. 
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  • Latest News

    Announcing the Mothership Action Village

      We are delighted to announce a very important element to Brandi Carlile's inaugural Mothership weekend: the Action Village is an area we are curating at the heart of the festival that will spotlight LGBTQ+ rights, global maternal health and reproductive rights.  The Action Village will be interactive, informative and fun - and it’s also a place to go to find out how you can help support these issues after the Mothership has departed! We are partnering with five incredible organizations to raise funds for their vital work across Florida state - please give what you can to support them all and click on the graphics to visit their websites to find out more. We'll be sharing more across our social media over the coming weeks - stay tuned! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE AND DONATE!    
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    Earthquake Appeal: Fundraising Update

      We wanted to update you on some overwhelming news regarding the Looking Out Foundation’s Turkey & Syria Earthquake Appeal. Click on the video to find out the total amount raised in the last 7 days! This money has already been shared with The White Helmets in Syria and AKUT Search and Rescue in Turkey. We are filled with gratitude that you all came together in such empathy and love for your fellow human beings. We are very proud to be part of this community. Thank you so much for making music mean more. Brandi & Catherine
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    Turkey & Syria Earthquake

    “This is an emergency within an emergency.” CLICK HERE TO DONATE At the time of writing, more than 11,000  people have died and many thousands are injured across Turkey and Syria, following yesterday's devastating earthquake that struck the heart of the world’s largest refugee population. There are warnings that the number of deaths could exceed 20,000. Freezing temperatures and aftershocks are hampering rescue efforts and countless numbers of people are now homeless, adding to the millions already displaced due to the ongoing Syrian conflict. This is critical. Time is of the essence to find remaining survivors and agencies urgently needing financial support. People are in desperate need of shelter, food and hygiene items. The Looking Out Foundation will match all donations up to $100,000 over the next week and this will be distributed to AKUT Search and Rescue Association and The White Helmets. AKUT is a Turkish Search & Rescue organization that specializes in disaster relief. They have 28 teams and 646 volunteers currently working day and night in the rescue effort. The White Helmets (Syria Civil Defence) are a group of around 3000 volunteers on the ground in north west Syria leading the search and rescue operation. Please donate today - remember, we will double all donations received up to $100,000. Thank you for helping us make music mean more.  
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    The Looking Out Foundation has spent the last few weeks diligently vetting organizations on the ground and researching the most impactful ways to raise awareness and bring attention to the atrocities and human rights violations that are happening to women in Iran. As an immediate call to action, we are donating $100,000 to the following organizations: Center for Human Rights in Iran The Abdorrahman Boroumand Center Amnesty International Together we are fighting for the rights and freedoms of all Iranian people. For further information on how you can help the people of Iran, please take a moment to read the information on the following slides. 
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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   MIDWEST ACCESS COALITION   WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ASSISTANCE PROJECT (WRRAP)   HOLLER HEALTH JUSTICE   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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