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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    Ways to help India Amid the Covid Crisis

        India’s coronavirus is the worst since the pandemic beganOfficial estimates of the nationwide infection toll — well above 300,000 a day — are probably undercounted, epidemiologists say. The reported figure will mostly likely rise to 500,000 cases a day by August, they say, leaving as many as one million of India’s 1.4 billion people dead from Covid-19.Please join the Looking Out Foundation in supporting the following local organizations on the ground in India who are helping the country’s Covid victims and frontline workers: The Indian Red Cross Society Youth Feed India  Ketto India Org
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    LOF Donates over $100K to grassroots orgs supporting marginalized, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ & disabled artists

    The Looking Out Foundation is proud to announce that we will be donating over $100k to The Rainey Day Fund, the Color Me Country Radio Artist Grant Fund and Fanny's School Of MusicThese grassroots organizations are helping to support marginalized BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and disabled artists and underrepresented voices of BIPOC artists in country music. In addition to providing funding for music education, music therapy and community programs.This last year has been particularly challenging for artists, so please join us in supporting these incredible organizations and help us continue to make music mean more!Special thanks to CMT Equal Play & our dear friend Fiona Prine.And enormous thanks to our Founder @brandicarlile for always using her platform to help others.
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    Thanks to YOU - our friends, supporters and generous donors, our Covid-19 Relief Program is back! The Looking Out Foundation set up an emergency response fund to support the most vulnerable and at risk communities who are continuing to be affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.  You can now apply for individual & family grants. Click here to apply for assistance
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    Where To Donate To Help People In Need During Texas' Blackout Crisis

    Texas is currently facing an unprecedented blackout crisis, leaving nearly three million people without electricity during the state’s biggest ice storm in years.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Boil water notices have been issued to residents of Houston and Austin, warning them to heat their water due to possible contamination from broken pipes, low water pressure, and offline treatment plants. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Without access to power, and with roads across the state blocked off due to snow, Texans are relying on local assistance and help from their neighbors now more than ever. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Here are five mutual aid groups in Texas that are assisting in the ongoing blackout relief — and that are currently accepting donations.⁠⠀ Click here to donate and find out more.
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    In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all black lives lost due to police brutality and institutionalized racism in America, we have launched the Looking Out Foundation’s FUND RACIAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGN.All funds raised will directly benefit racial justice organizations.Please give what you can. TEXT "FUND" TO 443-21
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