Our History

The SIMS Foundation has provided charitable fundraising support for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science since its inception in 2005.

The charitable support from the Ian Potter Foundation and Thyne Reid Foundation underpinned further support from both State and Federal Governments and allowed the creation of the facilities that we have today on beautiful Chowder Bay on the traditional lands of the Cammeraygal people.

We are delighted to work with generous individuals, benevolent funds, family foundations, major philanthropic foundations, and grant makers.