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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

RAND Corporation

Objective analysis. Effective solutions.

three stars

83.89

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

Board Leadership
Michael E. Leiter
Chairman

CEO
Michael D. Rich
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.89 three stars
  Financial 82.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

82.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 22.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAND Corporation (CA) 83.89 three stars
Center for Civic Policy (NM) 89.38 three stars
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 89.48 three stars
Supportive Housing Network of New York (NY) 86.10 three stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 95.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $51,409,838
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $315,304,618
Total Contributions $366,714,456
   Program Service Revenue $11,632,800
Total Primary Revenue $378,347,256
   Other Revenue $20,787,442
TOTAL REVENUE $399,134,698
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $281,489,338
   Administrative Expenses $88,640,739
   Fundraising Expenses $5,225,470
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $375,355,547
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $23,779,151
   
Net Assets $318,566,050

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 $281,489,338 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 83.89 three stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 83.26 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 83.79 three stars
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

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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,140,106 0.30% Michael D. Rich President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$7,700 0.00% Philip Lader Trustee
$6,300 0.00% Mary E. Peters Trustee
$5,600 0.00% Donald B. Rice Trustee
$4,900 0.00% David L. Porges Trustee
$4,900 0.00% Pedro Jose Greer Trustee
$4,200 0.00% Joel Z. Hyatt Trustee
$4,200 0.00% Michael E. Leiter Trustee

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAND Corporation (CA) 83.89 three stars
National Skills Coalition (DC) 89.39 three stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.34 three stars
State Policy Network (VA) 90.52 four stars
New America (DC) 94.49 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

Michael E. Leiter
Chairman

CEO

Michael D. Rich
President and CEO

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