The Sarlo Foundation was started in 1992 by venture capitalist George Sarlo. Our primary focus is in the area of mental health. Our strategy is to make grants that leverage other monies, provide early funding, and fill gaps that others are not addressing. Occasionally, the Foundation provides seed funding to new organizations or initiatives. Under the mental health umbrella, our work falls into three areas: addiction, early childhood trauma and education, and research with with psilocybin, MDMA and other transformative medicines.


Beckley Foundation
Heffter Research Institute
 Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
Institute for Psychedelic Therapies and Research
New York University
Usona Institute
Compassion 4 Addiction
University of California San Francisco