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*

$263.1M

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

* FY2013, 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 Staff
    • Missile Defense Agency
    • 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
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
    • 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
    • Administration for Children and Families
      • Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
    • 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 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
  • Department of Homeland Security
    • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Department of the Interior
    • Bureau of Reclamation
  • 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
  • Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
  • 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

  • Arab Administrative Development Organization
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • European Commission
    • Bureau of European Policy Advisers
    • Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
    • Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
    • Directorate-General for Justice
    • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
  • European Defence Agency
  • European Parliament
  • European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
  • Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá (INCAP)
  • Iraq
    • Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Israel
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Primer Minister's Office
  • People's Republic of China
    • Department of Housing and Urban-Rural
    • Development of Guangzhou Province
  • Republic of Korea
    • Ministry of Unification
  • Republic of Singapore
    • Ministry of Defence
  • State of Qatar
    • Cultural Village Foundation (Katara)
    • Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute
    • Qatar National Food Security Programme
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Abu Dhabi Education Council
    • Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters
    • Court of the Crown Prince, Abu Dhabi
  • United Kingdom
    • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    • Department of Health
    • Highways Agency
    • HM Revenue and Customs
    • HS2 (High Speed Two)
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Ministry of Justice
    • National Institute for Health Research
    • Public Health England
    • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

International Organizations

  • United Nations World Food Programme
  • World Bank

U.S. State and Local Governments

  • State of California
    • California Energy Commission
    • Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation
    • Department of Industrial Relations
    • Department of Water Resources
  • California Municipal Agencies
    • 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

Colleges and Universities

  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Dartmouth College
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Qatar University
  • Research Foundation of The City University of New York
  • Tilburg University, CentERdata
  • University of Arizona
    • University of Arizona, Tucson
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University

Foundations

  • Aetna Foundation
  • The Lance Armstrong Foundation
  • Atlantic Philanthropies
  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • The Delle Foundation
  • Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development
  • Elizabeth Dole Foundation
  • European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
  • European Programme for Integration and Migration
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Graham Boeckh Foundation
  • Howard Heinz Endowment
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation
  • New York State Health Foundation
  • Ploughshares Fund
  • Qatar Foundation
    • Qatar National Research Fund
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Rosenberg Foundation
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Spencer Foundation
  • The Stanton Foundation
  • Wallace Foundation
  • Wellcome Trust

Industry

  • Aetna
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Asian Development Bank
  • BOTEC Analysis Corporation
  • Brown and Caldwell
  • Econometrica, Inc.
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
  • The Export-Import Bank of Korea
  • General Electric
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Guardians of Honor, LLC
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • HNTB Corporation
  • IMPAQ International
  • Institute for Mobility Research
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • James Bell Associates
  • Juniper Networks
  • KeyLogic Systems, Inc.
  • Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • MWH Americas
  • NC Healthcare Innovation, LLC
  • NuStats
  • PepsiCo. Inc.
  • Philips Lifeline
  • Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Resolution Economics
  • Risk Management Solutions
  • Silatech
  • SurveyMETER
  • TeleTracking
  • Truven Health Analytics
  • 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
  • America's Health Insurance Plans Foundation
  • Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission
  • Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • Blue Shield of California
  • California Mental Health Services Authority
  • Center for Court Innovation
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Collaborative Spine Research Foundation
  • College Bound
  • College for All Texans Foundation
  • Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Economic Mobility Corporation
  • ECRI Institute
  • Educational Testing Service
  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • HelpMeSee Inc.
  • Himalayan Cataract Project
  • Homeboy Industries
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Integrated Healthcare Associates
  • International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
  • Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
  • The Kearny Alliance
  • Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative
  • Korea Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National Education Association
  • National Institute on Money in State Politics
  • New Jersey Hospital Association
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • Public Policy Institute of California
  • Region IX Education Cooperative
  • Samueli Institute
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • SEDL
  • Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Taos Pueblo
  • The Urban Child Institute
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • The Water Institute of the Gulf
  • Wounded Warrior Project

Note: Only contracts and grants of at least $100,000 are listed above.

Updated September 25, 2014