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*

$390M

Source Amount
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related agencies $64.6M
Other federal agencies $16.8M
State and local government agencies $6.4M
Non-U.S. government agencies and international NGOs $13.6M
Universities $2.5M
Other nonprofit organizations $14.7M
Foundations $22.4M
Philanthropic contributions $14.3M
Private sector $2.4M
Other $2.2M
U.S. Department of Homeland Security $67.6M
U.S. Air Force $50.0M
U.S. Army $43.6M
Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and other national security agencies $68.9M

*FY2023, net of subcontracts and RAND-initiated research

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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

  • Congressional Research Service
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Department of Commerce
    • 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
      • Space Security and Defense Program
    • Department of the Army
    • 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 Health and Human Services
    • Administration for Children and Families
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Centers for Medicare & 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
    • Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    • Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans
    • Science and Technology Directorate
    • Transportation Security Administration
    • U.S. Coast Guard
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • U.S. Secret Service
  • Department of Justice
    • COPS Office (Office of Community Oriented Policing Services)
    • Office of Justice Programs
      • National Institute of Justice
  • Department of State
    • Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations
    • Bureau of Counterterrorism
    • Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
    • Bureau of Political–Military Affairs
    • Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
    • Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
    • U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt
  • Department of Transportation
    • Federal Highway 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
    • Clean Energy Center
  • State of Arizona
    • Pima County
  • State of California
    • Board of State and Community Corrections
    • California Correctional Health Services
    • California Energy Commission
    • CalPERS
    • City of El Monte
    • Department of Industrial Relations
    • Government Operations Agency
    • Governor's Office of Emergency Services
    • Los Angeles County
      • City of Los Angeles
      • Los Angeles Unified School District
      • Probation Department
    • San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
    • Westlands Water District
  • State of Delaware
  • State of Louisiana
    • Department of Education
  • State of Michigan
    • Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • State of New York
    • Department of Health
    • District Attorney of New York County
    • NYC Opportunity
  • State of North Carolina
    • City of Charlotte
  • State of Ohio
    • Department of Higher Education
  • State of Oregon
    • Multnomah County Health Department
  • State of Texas
    • Harris County
  • State of Utah
    • Utah Indigent Defense Commission
  • State of Vermont
    • Joint Fiscal Office

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

  • Commonwealth of Australia
    • Department of Defence
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Department of Home Affairs
  • European Union
    • Agency for Fundamental Rights
    • 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
      • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
    • European Defence Agency
  • Government of Canada
    • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Government of Japan
    • Ministry of Defense
      • Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency
  • The Netherlands
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport
    • Research and Documentation Centre
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Government of Abu Dhabi
      • Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority
  • United Kingdom
    • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
    • Department for Education
    • Department of Health and Social Care
      • Genomics England
    • Department for Work & Pensions
    • Development, Concepts, and Doctrine Centre
    • Home Office
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Ministry of Justice
    • National Institute for Health Research
    • UK Research and Innovation
    • UK Space Agency

International Organizations

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • World Bank

Colleges and Universities

  • Columbia University
    • Columbia University Medical Center
    • Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    • President and Fellows of Harvard College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Makerere University School of Public Health
  • National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Japan)
  • NC Community Colleges
  • The New School
  • Northwestern University
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • PennWest
  • Seattle Colleges
  • Singapore Management University
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California
    • University of California, Davis
    • University of California, Irvine
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Central Florida
  • The University of Chicago
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New Mexico
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • The University of Texas
    • The University of Texas at Austin
  • The University of Utah
  • University of Washington
  • Western Michigan University

Foundations

  • Benevolentia Foundation
  • BHP Foundation
  • Una Chapman Cox Foundation
  • Documentation Centre Political Islam
  • Education Endowment Foundation
  • Fidelity Charitable
  • Greater Rochester Health Foundation
  • The Health Foundation
  • PhRMA Foundation

Professional Associations

  • AAA-ICDR Foundation
  • American Medical Association

Other Nonprofit Organizations

  • AccessCircles
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Ascendium Education Group
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • California Mental Health Services Authority
  • CASEL
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
  • CGR
  • Chey Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Common Sense Media
  • The Council of State Governments
  • The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California
  • Dog Tag Inc.
  • Dream Academy Foundation
  • Economic Mobility Corporation
  • Ednovate
  • Education Northwest
  • Employers' Forum of Indiana
  • Excela Health
  • Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Four Corners Regional Education Cooperative
  • Headstrong Project
  • HRI (Health Research, Inc.)
  • Huntington Study Group
  • Impetus
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Innovation and Value Initiative
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • JIR PFS (“Just-in-Reach” Pay for Success)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Leading Educators
  • Lewy Body Dementia Association
  • Magee-Womens Research Institute
  • MDRC
  • Medical Device Innovation Consortium
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Mind Research Network
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National Education Association
  • National Endowment for Financial Education
  • National Institute for Health Care Reform
  • New Levant Initiative
  • Passport Academy Charter School
  • Pathfinder International
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)
  • Phillips Academy, Andover
  • Pittsburgh Film Office
  • SafeHaven
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation
  • Sitka Sound Science Center
  • Social Justice Partners Los Angeles
  • Teach for All
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Urban Institute
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • The Volcker Alliance
  • The Water Institute of the Gulf
  • WestEd
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Yale New Haven Health
  • Zearn

Industry

  • Abt Associates
  • Adagio Health
  • ARCADIS
  • The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
  • ASP.MD
  • BiasSync
  • Black & Veatch
  • codeSpark
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Genentech
  • Health Care Services Corporation
  • Health Services Advisory Group
  • IBM Watson Health
  • Insight Investment
  • Kidney Disease Program of Glendale
  • Korea Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Muzology
  • The Policy & Research Group
  • Rose Li & Associates
  • Sanofi
  • Schell Games
  • Uber Advanced Technologies Group
  • WayBetter
  • Westat

Note: These clients commissioned one or more projects that were active in 2022 and that totaled at least $100,000.

Updated March 30, 2023