How We're Funded

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

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*

$357M

Source Amount
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $70.3M
Other federal agencies $13.2M
State and local government agencies $4.5M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $13.4M
Universities $0.8M
Other nonprofit organizations $6.8M
Foundations $21.0M
Philanthropic contributions $9.9M
Private sector $3.1M
Other $2.3M
U.S. Department of Homeland Security $54.9M
U.S. Air Force $48.6M
U.S. Army $38.5M
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $69.7M

*FY2019, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research

List of Clients and Grantors

Note: For more information about the grantor of a particular RAND document or publication, please reference the document's copyright page. RAND also conducts independent research on highly relevant and/or underfunded topics of benefit to the public good.

U.S. Government

  • Administrative Office of the United States Courts
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Department of Commerce
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Department of Defense
    • Defense Centers of Excellence
    • Defense Security Cooperation Agency
    • Department of the Air Force
    • Department of the Army
      • Medical Research Acquisition Activity
    • Department of the Navy
      • Marine Corps
    • Joint Staff
    • Office of the Secretary of Defense
      • Office of the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
      • Office of Net Assessment
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
      • Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
        • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
    • Special Operations Joint Task Force–Afghanistan
    • Unified Combatant Commands
  • Department of Education
    • Institute of Education Sciences
  • Department of Health and Human Services
    • Administration for Children and Families
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    • Health Resources and Services Administration
    • National Institutes of Health
      • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
      • National Cancer Institute
      • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
      • 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 Dental and Craniofacial Research
      • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney 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
  • Department of Homeland Security
    • Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office
    • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    • DHS Headquarters
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Management Directorate
    • Science and Technology Directorate
    • Transportation Security Administration
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • U.S. Secret Service
  • Department of the Interior
    • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Department of Justice
    • National Institute of Justice
      • Office of Justice Programs
  • Department of Labor
    • Employee Benefits Security Administration
  • Department of State
    • Bureau of Counterterrorism
    • Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
    • Bureau of Political–Military Affairs
    • Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
    • Global Engagement Center
    • Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
  • Department of Transportation
    • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • National Science Foundation
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    • Intelligence Community
  • Performance Accountability Council
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. State and Local Governments

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Department of Public Health
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • County of Allegheny
    • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • State of Arizona
    • Pima County
  • State of California
    • CalPERS
    • City of Santa Monica
    • Department of Health Care Services
    • Department of Industrial Relations
    • Department of Social Services
    • Government Operations Agency
    • Los Angeles County
      • City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office
      • First 5 LA
      • Los Angeles Community College District
      • Office of the County Counsel
    • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    • San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
  • State of Colorado
    • Department of Human Services
  • State of Illinois
    • City of Chicago
  • State of Louisiana
    • City of New Orleans
  • State of Maryland
    • Prince George's County
  • State of Michigan
    • Michigan Indigent Defense Commission
  • State of New York
    • NYC Opportunity
  • State of South Carolina
    • State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Procurement Services
  • State of Utah
    • Indigent Defense Commission

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

  • Commonwealth of Australia
    • Department of Defence
  • European Union
    • European Anti-Fraud Office
    • 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 Migration and Home Affairs
      • Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
    • European Defence Agency
  • Federal Republic of Germany
    • Federal Foreign Office
  • Government of Canada
    • Department of National Defence
  • Government of Japan
  • Government of Norway
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • The Netherlands
    • Ministry of Justice and Security
  • Republic of Korea
    • Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs
  • State of Qatar
    • Qatar Fund for Development
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
    • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    • Department of Health and Social Care
    • Department for Work and Pensions
    • Home Office
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
    • National Institute for Health Research
    • NHS England
    • Public Health England
    • Transport for London
    • UK Research and Innovation
    • Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

International Organizations

  • BasicNeeds
  • NATO
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • World Bank

Colleges and Universities

  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
    • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Harvard University
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    • President and Fellows of Harvard College
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
  • New York University
  • NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Qatar University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Tulane University
  • UMass Lowell
  • University of California
    • University of California, Davis
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Mexico
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • The University of Texas
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    • The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Vanderbilt University

Foundations

  • AANA Foundation
  • Aetna Foundation
  • Arnold Ventures
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • George W. Bush Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • DICK'S Sporting Good Foundation
  • ECMC Foundation
  • Education Endowment Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Greater Rochester Health Foundation
  • The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • The Health Foundation
  • Health Strategies of New Hampshire, Inc.
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Henry L. Hillman Foundation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Korea Foundation
  • Laughing Gull Foundation
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation
  • Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • New York State Health Foundation
  • Overdeck Family Foundation
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Qatar Foundation
  • Raikes Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • The Stanton Foundation
  • Bernard van Leer Foundation
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
  • Bob Woodruff Foundation

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
  • California Association of Health Plans
  • Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Other Nonprofit Organizations

  • 3 Rivers Wet Weather
  • AARP
  • Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Ascendium Education Group
  • Baycrest
  • BellXcel
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brilliant Corners
  • California Health Care Foundation
  • California Hospital Association
  • California Mental Health Services Authority
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Criterion Education, LLC
  • Education Northwest
  • Equitas Academy
  • ExpandED Schools
  • Families Forward
  • Families USA
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance
  • Health Research & Educational Trust
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • JIR PFS (“Just-in-Reach” Pay for Success)
  • Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative
  • Charles Koch Institute
  • Leading Educators
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
  • Medical Device Innovation Consortium
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • The Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund (Fondo de Agua Metropolitano de Monterrey)
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • NCMIC Foundation
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • New Levant Initiative
  • NYC Leadership Academy
  • Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness
  • Pathfinder International
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Research Foundation of the City University of New York
  • The Scripps Research Institute
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • TNTP
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • WestEd
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Youth Villages

Industry

  • Abt Associates
  • AIA Group, Ltd.
  • Alkermes
  • Analytics of Aging, Inc.
  • ARCADIS
  • Arthur D. Little Middle East
  • BiasSync
  • Biogen
  • Chevron Corporation
  • codeSpark
  • Mark Cuban
  • Discovery
  • ExactCare
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Ford Smart Mobility
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • Kidney Disease Medical Group Inc.
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Pharmavite
  • Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
  • Roche
  • Rotem Strategy
  • Schell Games
  • Uber Advanced Technologies Group
  • Velux Group
  • VitalityHealth
  • Wakely
  • Westat
  • The Wonderful Company
  • John Wood Group PLC

Note: These clients and grantors commissioned one or more projects that were active in 2019 and that totaled at least $100,000.

Updated April 3, 2020