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.

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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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    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 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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