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*

$345M

Source Amount
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $61.8M
Other federal agencies $15.4M
State and local government agencies $5.2M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $16.2M
Universities $0.8M
Other nonprofit organizations $5.1M
Foundations $18.9M
Philanthropic contributions $10.9M
Private sector $3.3M
Other $2.3M
U.S. Department of Homeland Security $46.2M
U.S. Air Force $49.3M
U.S. Army $40.5M
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $68.9M

*FY2018, 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
    • Combatant Commands
    • 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 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 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
    • 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. Customs and Border Protection
    • 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
    • Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
    • Under Secretary for Management
    • Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • National Center for PTSD
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • National Science Foundation
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    • Intelligence Community
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. State and Local Governments

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Department of Public Health
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • County of Allegheny
    • Legislative Budget and Finance Committee
    • 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
    • Los Angeles County
      • City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office
      • First 5 LA
      • Probation Department
    • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • State of Illinois
    • City of Chicago
  • State of Louisiana
    • City of New Orleans
  • State of Michigan
    • Michigan Indigent Defense Commission
  • State of New York
    • NYC Opportunity
  • State of Ohio
    • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • State of Oregon
    • Multnomah County Health Department
  • State of South Carolina
    • State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Procurement Services

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

  • Canada
    • Department of National Defence
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • European Union
    • Eurofund
    • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    • 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
      • Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
    • European Defence Agency
    • European Parliament
  • Government of Japan
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Norway
    • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 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
    • Department for Transport
    • Department for Work and Pensions
    • Food Standards Agency
    • Healthy London Partnership
    • Home Office
    • Medical Research Council
    • Metropolitan Police
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Public Health England

International Organizations

  • BasicNeeds
  • NATO
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organization

Colleges and Universities

  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
    • Columbia University Medical Center
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Florida International University
  • Harvard University
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
  • NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Qatar University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Arizona, Tucson
  • University of California
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • University of California, Davis
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • The University of Nevada, Reno
  • 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 at Tyler
  • Vanderbilt University

Foundations

  • AANA Foundation
  • Aetna Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • CHDI Foundation
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Corsham Institute
  • DICK'S Sporting Good Foundation
  • Education Endowment Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Greater Rochester Health Foundation
  • The Health Foundation
  • Health Strategies of New Hampshire, Inc.
  • The Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Henry L. Hillman Foundation
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Korea Foundation
  • Laughing Gull Foundation
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation
  • Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • New York State Health Foundation
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Qatar Foundation
  • Raikes Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Royal Society
  • The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • The Stanton Foundation
  • Versus Arthritis
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Bob Woodruff Foundation

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
  • National Governors Association

Other Nonprofit Organizations

  • AARP
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Baycrest
  • Brilliant Corners
  • California Health Care Foundation
  • California Hospital Association
  • California Mental Health Services Authority
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Criterion Education, LLC
  • Education Northwest
  • Equitas Academy
  • ExpandED Schools
  • Families Forward Learning Center
  • Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance
  • Harlem Children's Zone
  • Health Research & Educational Trust
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Institute for Defense Analyses
  • JIR PFS (“Just-in-Reach” Pay for Success)
  • Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
  • Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative
  • Korea Institute for Defense Analyses
  • 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 Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • National Safety Council
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • New Levant Initiative
  • NYC Leadership Academy
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Research Foundation of the City University of New York
  • The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
  • The Scripps Research Institute
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • TNTP
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • The Water Institute of the Gulf

Industry

  • Abt Associates
  • AIA Group
  • Alkermes
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Amgen
  • ARCADIS
  • Arthur D. Little Middle East
  • Biogen
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Canvas Medical
  • CarePoint Health
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Ford Smart Mobility
  • GSMA
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor)
  • Janssen Scientific Affairs
  • Kidney Disease Program of Glendale
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
  • Renova Therapeutics
  • Resolution Economics
  • Rotem Strategy
  • Schell Games
  • Symantec
  • Truven Health Analytics
  • Uber Advanced Technologies Group
  • VitalityHealth
  • Westat
  • John Wood Group PLC

Note: These clients and grantors commissioned one or more projects that were active in 2018 and that totaled at least $100,000.

Updated April 5, 2019