Since 1999 Spinnaker Health Research Foundation has granted almost $4,000,000 to support vital research for the people of Western Australia.

As the only medical research foundation south of the river in Perth, Spinnaker maintains a priority focus on early career research and seed grants and the investment through grants has been leveraged to secure a further $20,000,000 from peak bodies such as NHMRC.

Established as a fully independent charitable entity in 1996 at Fremantle Hospital the first grants were awarded in 1999 following a concerted three year campaign to raise capital significant enough to underpin a sustainable annual program of funding for the community served by the hospital.