How We're Funded

RAND is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Our research is sponsored by U.S. government agencies; non-U.S. governments, agencies, and ministries; international organizations; U.S. state and local governments; colleges and universities; foundations; industry; professional associations; and other nonprofit organizations.

In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address.

Current clients can learn more about their projects from the relevant RAND business contacts.

Revenue*

$269.7M

Source Amount
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $63M
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $52.3M
U.S. Air Force $36.5M
U.S. Army $33.1M
Other $21M
State, local, and other government agencies $16M
Foundations $12.7M
Universities $8.7M
Other federal agencies $7.8M
Philanthropic contributions $7.2M
Private sector $4.8M

* FY2014, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research.

List of Clients and Grantors

U.S. Government

  • Administrative Office of the United States Courts
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Department of Defense
    • Defense Security Cooperation Agency
    • Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    • Department of the Air Force
    • Department of the Army
      • Medical Research Acquisition Activity
    • Department of the Navy
      • Marine Corps
      • Naval Postgraduate School
    • Joint Special Operations Command
    • Joint Staff
    • Office of the Secretary of Defense
      • Office of the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
        • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
        • Department of Defense Education Activity
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
    • Special Operations Joint Task Force–Afghanistan
    • Unified Combatant Commands
  • Department of Education
    • Institute of Education Sciences
  • Department of Energy
    • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Department of Health and Human Services
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    • National Institutes of Health
      • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
      • National Cancer Institute
      • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
      • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
      • National Institute on Aging
      • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
      • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders
      • National Institute on Drug Abuse
      • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
      • National Institute of Mental Health
      • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
      • National Institute of Nursing Research
      • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
  • Department of Homeland Security
    • Science and Technology
    • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Department of Justice
    • National Institute of Justice
      • Office of Justice Programs
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Sepulveda VA Medical Center
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Intelligence Community
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Social Security Administration
  • United States Agency for International Development

Non-U.S. Governments, Agencies, and Ministries

  • Commonwealth of Australia
    • Transport for NSW
  • Canada
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Denmark
    • Ministry of Defence
  • European Commission
    • Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
    • Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
    • Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
    • Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Directorate-General for Justice
    • Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
    • Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport
    • Research Executive Agency
  • European Defence Agency
  • European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
  • Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá (INCAP)
  • Iraq
    • Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Israel
    • Primer Minister's Office
  • Japan
  • Mongolia
    • Ministry of Labor
  • The Netherlands
    • Ministry of Defence
  • People's Republic of China
    • Department of Housing and Urban-Rural
    • Development of Guangzhou Province
  • Republic of Singapore
    • Ministry of Defence
  • State of Qatar
    • Cultural Village Foundation (Katara)
    • Qatar Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics
  • Sultanate of Oman
    • The Research Council
  • United Kingdom
    • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    • Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
    • Department of Health
    • Department for Transport
    • Home Office
    • Medical Research Council
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Ministry of Justice
    • National Institute for Health Research
      • Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

International Organizations

  • United Nations World Food Programme
  • World Bank

U.S. State and Local Governments

  • State of California
    • Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation
    • Department of Industrial Relations
    • Department of Social Services
  • California Municipal Agencies
    • City of Los Angeles
    • City of Santa Monica
    • Los Angeles County
    • Los Angeles County Probation Department
    • The Superior Court of California—County of San Francisco
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
    • Department of Health
  • State of Delaware
  • State of Hawaii
    • The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
  • State of Louisiana
    • Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration
  • State of New Mexico
  • State of Vermont
    • Joint Fiscal Office

Colleges and Universities

  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Coventry University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Florida International University
  • The George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Temple University
  • University of Arizona
    • University of Arizona, Tucson
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of California
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Tyler
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University

Foundations

  • The California Endowment
  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Una Chapman Cox Foundation
  • The Colorado Health Foundation
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • The Delle Foundation
  • Elizabeth Dole Foundation
  • European Programme for Integration and Migration
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Good Ventures
  • Howard Heinz Endowment
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation
  • NCMIC Foundation
  • New York State Health Foundation
  • Qatar Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Rosenberg Foundation
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • The Stanton Foundation
  • United Health Foundation
  • Wallace Foundation
  • Wellcome Trust

Industry

  • Aetna
  • Allergan Sales, LLC
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • ARCADIS
  • Asian Development Bank
  • BayFirst Solutions LLC
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Brown and Caldwell
  • CVS Caremark
  • Econometrica, Inc.
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
  • The Export-Import Bank of Korea
  • General Electric
  • GRM International
  • Guardians of Honor, LLC
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc.
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • HNTB Corporation
  • IMPAQ International
  • Institute for Mobility Research
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor)
  • James Bell Associates
  • Juniper Networks
  • KeyLogic Systems, Inc.
  • Leonardo Technologies, Inc.
  • NC Healthcare Innovation, LLC
  • NuStats
  • Pfizer
  • Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
  • PruHealth
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Resolution Economics
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Silatech
  • TeleTracking
  • Truven Health Analytics
  • United Healthcare Services, Inc.
  • The Vitality Group
  • WellPoint Health Network Inc.

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of American Medical Colleges

Other Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Institutes for Research
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brilliant Corners
  • California Mental Health Services Authority
  • Center for Court Innovation
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • Collaborative Spine Research Foundation
  • College Bound
  • College for All Texans Foundation
  • Economic Mobility Corporation
  • ECRI Institute
  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • Himalayan Cataract Project
  • Homeboy Industries
  • International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
  • Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
  • Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative
  • Korea Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Leading Educators
  • Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • National Education Association
  • National Institute on Money in State Politics
  • New Jersey Hospital Association
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • NYC Leadership Academy
  • Public Policy Institute of California
  • Region IX Education Cooperative
  • Samueli Institute
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • SEDL
  • Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Taos Pueblo
  • TNTP
  • TRACE International
  • The Urban Child Institute
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • The Water Institute of the Gulf
  • Wounded Warrior Project

Note: These clients and grantors funded one or more projects that were active in 2014 and that totaled at least $100,000.

Updated March 26, 2015