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*

$308.07M

Source Amount
State and local government agencies $8.00M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $16.26M
Universities $0.96M
Other nonprofit organizations $7.47M
Foundations $16.13M
Philanthropic contributions $9.88M
Private sector $3.97M
Other $1.28M
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $66.57M
U.S. Army $45.98M
U.S. Air Force $50.00M
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $64.42M
Other federal agencies $17.16M

*FY2016, 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
  • Department of Commerce
    • 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
      • 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
      • 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
  • 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 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 Directorate
    • 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
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Intelligence Community
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Social Security Administration

U.S. State and Local Governments

  • State of California
    • California Mental Health Services Authority
    • 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
      • First 5 LA
      • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
      • Probation Department
    • The Superior Court of California—County of San Francisco
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • County of Allegheny
    • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Office of the Attorney General
  • District of Columbia
    • Department of Health
  • State of Delaware
  • State of Hawai'i
    • The Research Corporation of the University of Hawai'i
  • State of Louisiana
    • City of New Orleans
  • State of New York
    • NYC Center for Economic Opportunity
    • NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services
  • State of Ohio
    • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • State of Oregon
    • Multnomah County Health Department
    • Oregon Health Authority
  • State of Vermont
    • Agency of Administration

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

  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • European Commission
    • Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
    • Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
    • Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
    • Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
    • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
  • European Defence Agency
  • European Parliament
  • European Union
    • Research Executive Agency
  • Iraq
    • Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Government of Japan
  • The Netherlands
    • Research and Documentation Centre
  • People's Republic of China
    • Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Guangdong Province
    • Jinan Water Resources Bureau
  • Republic of Korea
    • Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
    • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
    • Department for Education
    • Department of Health
    • Department for International Development
    • Department for Transport
    • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
    • Medical Research Council
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Ministry of Justice
    • National Health Service
    • National Institute for Health Research
      • Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre
    • Transport for London
    • The Welsh Government

International Organizations

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • UNICEF
  • World Bank

Colleges and Universities

  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
    • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Dartmouth College
  • The Evergreen State College
  • Florida International University
  • The George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Temple University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Arizona, Tucson
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Hawai'i
  • University of Michigan
  • The University of Nevada, Reno
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Vanderbilt University

Foundations

  • The California Endowment
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Una Chapman Cox Foundation
  • CHDI Foundation
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Education Endowment Foundation
  • Elizabeth Dole Foundation
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The Health Foundation
  • Health Strategies of New Hampshire, Inc.
  • The Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • The Klarman Family Foundation
  • Laughing Gull Foundation
  • George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation
  • Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • NCMIC Foundation
  • New York State Health Foundation
  • Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation
  • Qatar Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • The Stanton Foundation
  • United Health Foundation
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Wellcome Trust

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
  • College of Policing

Other Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Institutes for Research
  • Baycrest
  • Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit
  • Brilliant Corners
  • California Mental Health Services Authority
  • California Travel and Tourism Commission
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Center for Court Innovation
  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • Cincinnati Business Committee
  • Collaborative Spine Research Foundation
  • College for All Texans Foundation
  • Criterion Education, LLC
  • Decision Research
  • Economic Mobility Corporation
  • ExpandED Schools
  • Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance
  • Hepatitis Foundation International
  • International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
  • Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
  • Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative
  • Korea Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Leading Educators
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • 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
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • NYC Leadership Academy
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Public Policy Institute of California
  • The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
  • The Scripps Research Institute
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Single Stop USA
  • Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Taos Pueblo
  • TNTP
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • The Urban Child Institute
  • Urban Institute
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • The Water Institute of the Gulf
  • Wounded Warrior Project

Industry

  • Alkermes
  • Amgen
  • ARCADIS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Brown and Caldwell
  • CarePoint Health
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Compania Agropecuaria
  • CVS Caremark
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
  • Guardians of Honor, LLC
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • ICF International, Inc.
  • Insight Policy Research
  • IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor)
  • Janssen Diagnostics
  • Janssen Scientific Affairs
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KH Consulting Group
  • Kidney Disease Program of Glendale
  • Leonardo Technologies, Inc.
  • NC Healthcare Innovation, LLC
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Pillar Systems Corporation
  • Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
  • Renova Therapeutics
  • Resolution Economics
  • SanBio
  • Truven Health Analytics
  • Ukraine Investment Alliance
  • United Healthcare Services, Inc.
  • VitalityHealth
  • Westat

Note: These clients and grantors commissioned one or more projects that were active in 2016 and that totaled at least $100,000.

Updated March 22, 2017