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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

RAND Corporation

Objective analysis. Effective solutions.

three stars

81.48

1776 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (310) 393-0411   Web Site
EIN: 95-1958142

Board Leadership
Karen Elliott House
Chairman

CEO
Michael D. Rich
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.48 three stars
  Financial 78.53 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1948, RAND Corporation has helped improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. Decision-makers in the public and private sectors have turned to the RAND Corporation for objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the nation and the world. These challenges include such critical social and economic issues as education, poverty, crime, and the environment, as well as a range of national security issues. Through our dedication to high-quality and objective research and analysis and with sophisticated analytical tools developed over many years, RAND engages clients to create knowledge, insight, information, options, and solutions that will be both effective and enduring.

Since 1948, RAND Corporation has helped improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. Decision-makers in the public and private sectors have turned to the RAND Corporation for objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the nation and the world. These challenges include such critical social and economic issues as education, poverty, crime, and the environment, as well as a range of national security issues. Through our dedication to high-quality and objective research and analysis and with sophisticated analytical tools developed over many years, RAND engages clients to create knowledge, insight, information, options, and solutions that will be both effective and enduring.

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Financial

two stars

78.53

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
75.2%
  Administrative Expenses 23.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by RAND Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by RAND Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAND Corporation (CA) 81.48 three stars
SPUR (CA) 89.21 three stars
Creative Commons (CA) 85.38 three stars
Pioneer Institute (MA) 92.18 four stars
Washington Policy Center (WA) 85.33 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $51,410,217
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $254,093,550
Total Contributions $305,503,767
   Program Service Revenue $10,345,635
Total Primary Revenue $315,849,402
   Other Revenue $10,530,439
TOTAL REVENUE $326,379,841
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $246,598,303
   Administrative Expenses $75,711,576
   Fundraising Expenses $4,347,841
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $326,657,720
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-277,879
   
Net Assets $238,392,801

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Public Policy Research $246,598,303 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 10/01/2017 81.48 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 80.20 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 81.86 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 83.39 three stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 87.59 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 78.38 two stars
2010-09 03/01/2012 81.08 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 79.75 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 74.68 two stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 81.61 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 80.16 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 80.82 three stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 86.50 three stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 87.70 three stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 92.87 four stars
2002-09 12/01/2003 93.01 four stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 93.07 four stars
2000-09 10/15/2002 92.93 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-1958142
Name in IRS Master File RAND CORPORATION
NTEE Code W05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1950
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$871,865 0.26% Michael D. Rich President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$8,400 0.00% Philip Lader Trustee
$7,148 0.00% Pedro Jose Greer Jr. Trustee
$6,300 0.00% Ann Mclaughlin Korologos Trustee
$5,273 0.00% Donald B. Rice Trustee

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAND Corporation (CA) 81.48 three stars
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (NJ) 88.32 three stars
The Land Institute (KS) 93.67 four stars
Washington Policy Center (WA) 85.33 three stars
Center for Public Integrity (DC) 91.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel: (310) 393-0411
fax: (310) 393-4818
EIN: 95-1958142

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407

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Board Leadership

Karen Elliott House
Chairman

CEO

Michael D. Rich
President and CEO

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