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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    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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    Brandi Carlile & Sam Smith In Conversation...

    Brandi & Sam, Why did you become involved with Children in Conflict... Buy “Party Of One” today and help @lookingoutfoundation raise $1 million for @childreninconflict
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    A message from Brandi Carlile & Sam Smith

    "Party Of One" is out today! Sam and I came together for a cause near and dear to our hearts and a portion of the profits will be donated to Children in Conflict via the Looking Out Foundation as part of our on-going campaign to raise $1 million for children impacted by war. Sam and I will be telling you more about this incredible organization over the coming days... Until then I hope you enjoy this video!  
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    Calling All Volunteers This Fall!...

    Calling All Volunteers for Brandi Carlile's Fall Tour Dates!... We are over halfway toward our fundraising goal for The Story Campaign and we are more committed to this cause than ever. Please lend us your support as we enter into the next phase of our campaign to help children whose lives have been torn apart by war. The Story Campaign is hitting the road with Brandi Carlile this Fall and we need volunteers! To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Brandi Carlile's "The Story,” The Looking Out Foundation has partnered with @warchilduk and @childreninconflict to launch The Story Campaign – a sharing of stories from children whose families, communities, and schools have been torn apart by war. Every month, we will be posting new stories from these resilient children and young adults so that their voices can be heard and so that we can raise funds to help them and the thousands of other people who are unfairly impacted by war. All proceeds from The Story Campaign will benefit War Child UK & Children In Conflict. We’re relying on our Looking Out community to share these stories and help us reach our $1 million fundraising goal for these extraordinary people. We are recruiting four volunteers per show to join our Looking Out Street Team. You will be armed with iPads to sign people up and collection buckets to raise funds and awareness for The Story Campaign. Selected Street Teamers will be provided with a ticket to Brandi’s show, a limited edition Street Teamer T-shirt and an amazing opportunity to help children in dire need across the globe. In addition, the Street Teamer who signs up the most people will win a VIP concert ticket package for any Brandi Carlile show in 2019. All we ask is that you are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and inspired by The Story Campaign. We are currently recruiting Looking Out Street Teamers for the following concerts: - Sept 8, Murat Theater, Indianapolis, IN- Sept 9, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH- Sept 22, Classic Center, Athens, GA- Sept 25th, Peace Center, Greenville, SC- Sept 26th, Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC- Sept 28th, Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA- Nov 29th, Nov 30th, Dec 1st, State Theater, Minneapolis, MN To apply to be a Looking Out Street Teamer, please contact volunteer@lookingoutfoundation.org #makingmusicmeanmore #thestorycampaign
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