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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    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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    Volunteer at our Shows with HeadCount

    We’re partnering with HeadCount.org so all Brandi’s fans can easily register to vote. Volunteer with Headcount at our shows and help other fans register, too. It takes just 3 minutes to sign up. Some sweet benefits you’ll get as a HeadCount volunteer: See our show for free Register a TON of voters (they’ve already signed up 600,000+!) Meet other fans like you who want to change the world. Sign up here. Then go to https://www.headcount.org/events type in Brandi Carlile in the artist search and you will see the shows we are recruiting volunteers for. At the moment Headcount are looking for volunteers for the following shows:   03/06/2020 Hard Rock Live (Seminole) Hollywood, FL (Miami) 05/16/2020 Terrace Theatre Long Beach, CA 05/30/2020 Borgata Atlantic City, NJ 06/26/2020 Koussevitzky Music Shed Lenox, MA 09/12/2020 Red Rocks Ampitheatre Morrison, CO 09/13/2020 Red Rocks Ampitheatre Morrison, CO    More dates to follow.... See you out there! #TheFutureIsVoting
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    Happy Giving Tuesday from XOBC Cellars & The Looking Out Foundation

    Because raising a glass can make a difference too... Together with our friends, we created XOBC Cellars to give back to The Looking Out Foundation. Know that when you choose to become a Collector, you won't just receive great wine, you'll also give generously to the cause.    Happy Giving Tuesday from XOBC Cellars and the Looking Out Foundation!   Click here to find out more about our partnership with XOBC Cellars and how you can become a collector.    
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    Meet Beatrice, Age 14, Central African Republic

    "I lived in a nearby village with my family, but we fled here because of the war" - Beatrice Across the Central African Republic (CAR) there are displacement camps full of people who have fled the violence which has befallen this country. The camps pop-up in urban areas or dot the countryside. They are a monument to the constant uncertainty of life in a troubled land. Children in Conflict supports child-friendly spaces at many of these camps. These are places where children come to learn, play and hopefully forget about the often-distressing experiences which took them from their homes Beatrice* is one of those who regularly attend the space. She is a bright and welcoming 14-year-old who has seen more of the horrors of war than any child should. “I lived in a nearby village with my family, but we fled here because of the war,” she says. “A militia came and burned our village. They killed my elder brother. “While we were fleeing, my father was shot dead. I ran with my mother until we got here. We have been here ever since.”
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    Hold Out Your Hand

      Dear friends,  WHAT A NIGHT!We wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who came out and supported our Hold Out Your Hand event in Nashville last Friday. To all the volunteers, sponsors, crew and venue staff; we know how much hard work goes into an event like this and we couldn't have done it without you. To the wonderful artists who lent us their time and talents and didn't hesitate to get involved; Sheryl Crow, Ruby Amanfu and Courtney Marie Andrews, you made this night so special and memorable for us.  And last but by no means least, we'd like to thank our guest speakers Rob Williams, Elisabeth Little and the incredible Michaela DePrince.  We have been truly embraced by our Nashville community of supporters and friends and it was an honor to have the opportunity to share our work with Children in Conflict and War Child UK with you all. It is such a big part of who we are and what Brandi represents as an artist and activist.We are incredibly proud to share that we raised over $250,000 towards our $1 million goal for The Story Campaign!  None of this would have been possible without your generosity and support.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,   Catherine CarlileExecutive DirectorBrandi CarlileFounder        DONATE TO THE STORY CAMPAIGN       A note from Children in Conflict... Dear FriendsWe were so very honored to be part of Hold Out Your Hand and cannot thank you all enough for showing such openness, warmth and generosity at this wonderful event.  We know that right now the world continues to experience some of the toughest humanitarian challenges it has ever faced. And we know that last year the gap between needs and provision grew.With the continued support from the Looking Out Foundation and from the kindness shown at events like last week, we’re able to push through these many challenges and successfully impact the lives of children, helping them not only to survive but recover and build meaningful lives. When the news cameras begin to leave these affected communities and media interest fades, we will remain to assist children and their families as long as we are needed.We thank you whole heartedly for making this critical work possible.Children in Conflict   Sign up for Children in Conflict's Newsletter   SIGN UP     Help spread the word
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