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*

$349M

Source Amount
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $68.4M
Other federal agencies $17.9M
State and local government agencies $8.5M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $13.0M
Universities $1.3M
Other nonprofit organizations $9.4M
Foundations $17.6M
Philanthropic contributions $12.7M
Private sector $4.7M
Other $2.4M
U.S. Department of Homeland Security $46.0M
U.S. Air Force $46.7M
U.S. Army $35.9M
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $64.5M

*FY2020, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research

List of Clients

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 Health Agency
    • 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
    • Joint Staff
    • Missile Defense Agency
    • 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
    • Unified Combatant Commands
  • Department of Education
    • Institute of Education Sciences
  • Department of Energy
    • Lawrence Livermore National 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 Advancing Translational Sciences
      • 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
    • Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    • Science and Technology Directorate
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • U.S. Secret Service
  • Department of the Interior
    • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Department of Justice
    • COPS Office (Office of Community Oriented Policing Services)
    • National Institute of Justice
      • Office of Justice Programs
  • Department of State
    • 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
  • United States Postal Service
  • Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission

U.S. State and Local Governments

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Clean Energy Center
    • Department of Public Health
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • County of Allegheny
    • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Office of the Attorney General
    • Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • State of Arizona
    • Pima County
  • State of California
    • CalPERS
    • Covered California
    • Department of Health Care Services
    • Department of Industrial Relations
    • Department of Social Services
    • Government Operations Agency
    • Governor's Office of Emergency Services
    • Los Angeles County
      • City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office
      • City of Santa Monica
      • First 5 LA
      • Los Angeles Community College District
      • Office of Diversion and Reentry
      • Probation Department
    • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    • San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
  • State of Colorado
    • Denver Water
    • Department of Human Services
    • Department of Natural Resources
      • Colorado Water Conservation Board
    • Department of Public Safety
      • Colorado State Patrol
  • State of Delaware
  • State of Illinois
    • City of Chicago
  • State of Louisiana
    • City of New Orleans
    • Department of Education
  • State of Maryland
    • Prince George's County
  • State of Michigan
    • Michigan Indigent Defense Commission
  • State of New York
    • Department of Health
    • District Attorney of New York County
    • NYC Opportunity
  • State of South Carolina
    • State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Procurement Services
  • State of Utah
    • Utah Indigent Defense Commission

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

  • Commonwealth of Australia
    • Department of Defence
    • Department of Finance
    • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • European Union
    • European Anti-Fraud Office
    • European Border and Coast Guard Agency
    • 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
      • Directorate-General for Trade
    • European Defence Agency
    • European Institute for Gender Equality
    • European Parliament
  • Federal Republic of Germany
    • Federal Foreign Office
  • Government of Canada
    • Department of National Defence
    • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Government of Japan
  • Government of Norway
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Iraq
    • Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • The Netherlands
    • Research and Documentation Centre
  • Republic of China
    • Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
  • Republic of Korea
    • Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs
    • Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles
  • State of Qatar
    • Qatar Fund for Development
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
    • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    • Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs
    • Department of Health and Social Care
    • Department for Transport
    • Development, Concepts, and Doctrine Centre
    • Economic and Social Research Council
    • Home Office
    • Ministry of Defence
    • National Institute for Health Research

International Organizations

  • BasicNeeds
  • NATO
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Pan American Health Organization
  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • World Bank

Colleges and Universities

  • Boston University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
    • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Florida International University
  • The George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    • President and Fellows of Harvard College
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Makerere University School of Public Health
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
  • NC Community Colleges
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Seattle Colleges
  • Singapore Management University
  • SOAS University of London
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • Universitätsklinikum Ulm
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Botswana
  • University of California
    • Board of Regents
    • Office of the President
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • University of California, Davis
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Gothenburg
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
    • UMass Boston
    • UMass Lowell
    • UMass Medical School
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Mexico
    • UNM Health Sciences
  • The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California
  • The University of Texas
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    • The University of Texas at Tyler
    • UT Southwestern
  • The University of Utah
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin System
  • Utica College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Yakima Valley College
  • Yale University
  • Zhejiang University

Foundations

  • AANA Foundation
  • AARP Foundation
  • Aetna Foundation
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Benevolentia Foundation
  • BHP Foundation
  • George W. Bush Foundation
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Una Chapman Cox Foundation
  • DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation
  • Education Endowment Foundation
  • Elrha
  • Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
  • Greater Rochester Health Foundation
  • Harmon Family Foundation
  • The Health Foundation
  • Health Strategies of New Hampshire
  • KnowledgeWorks
  • Laughing Gull Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • PhRMA Foundation
  • Propel Schools Foundation
  • Qatar Foundation
  • The Rippel Foundation
  • Bernard van Leer Foundation
  • The Water Research Foundation
  • Wellcome

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Other Nonprofit Organizations

  • 3 Rivers Wet Weather
  • AAA
  • AARP
  • AcademyHealth
  • AccessCircles
  • Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute
  • Allegheny Health Network
  • AMBS Research and Education Foundation
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Ascendium Education Group
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Baycrest
  • Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing (BISCO)
  • BellXcel
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brilliant Corners
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • California Hospital Association
  • California Mental Health Services Authority
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
  • CHDI Foundation
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Criterion Education, LLC
  • Dog Tag Inc.
  • Economic Mobility Corporation
  • Ednovate
  • Education Northwest
  • Equitas Academy
  • ExpandED Schools
  • Families Forward Learning Center
  • Families USA
  • Give an Hour
  • Guinn Center
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • Health Research & Educational Trust
  • The Hebrew Home at Riverdale
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • JIR PFS (“Just-in-Reach” Pay for Success)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative
  • Leading Educators
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Magee-Womens Research Institute
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
  • Medical Device Innovation Consortium
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Mind Research Network
  • 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
  • National Education Association
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • New Levant Initiative
  • NORC at the University of Chicago
  • NYC Leadership Academy
  • Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness
  • Pan American Development Foundation
  • Partners in Health
  • Pathfinder International
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Project HOPE Foundation
  • Purchaser Business Group on Health
  • Research Foundation of the City University of New York
  • Research Foundation of the State University of New York
  • RTI International
  • Santa Fe Institute
  • The Scripps Research Institute
  • Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Single Stop
  • Sitka Sound Science Center
  • SRI International
  • Teach for All
  • The Tides Center
  • TNTP
  • Urban Institute
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • Wandersman Center
  • WestEd
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Youth Villages
  • ZEW–Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Industry

  • Abt Associates
  • Analytics of Aging, Inc.
  • ARCADIS
  • Arthur D. Little Middle East
  • The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
  • BiasSync
  • Biba Ventures Inc.
  • Biogen
  • Black & Veatch
  • BOTEC Analysis
  • Brown and Caldwell
  • Centene Corporation
  • Chevron Corporation
  • codeSpark
  • Comcast
  • CSRA LLC
  • Mark Cuban
  • Dakota Consulting Inc.
  • dfusion
  • DSG (Development Services Group)
  • ExactCare
  • Feelmore Labs
  • Ford Smart Mobility
  • Google
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • Hoogalit
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Institute for National Defense and Security Research
  • JBS International
  • Kidney Disease Program of Glendale
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Microsoft Russia LLC
  • Mitsubishi Research Institute
  • Mizuho Information & Research Institute
  • MPG Consulting
  • Otsuka
  • Pharmavite
  • Policy Research Associates
  • The Policy & Research Group
  • Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
  • Rotem Strategy
  • Schell Games
  • Search for Common Ground
  • Seniorlink
  • TRC
  • Uber Advanced Technologies Group
  • USAA
  • Vertex Evaluation & Research
  • Wakely
  • WayBetter
  • Westat
  • The Wonderful Company
  • John Wood Group PLC

Note: These clients and grantors commissioned one or more projects that were active in 2020 and that totaled at least $100,000.

Updated April 6, 2021