Grantee Profile


Grants to RAND

  • $1,500,000

    2014 (Duration 3 years, 6 months)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The RAND Corporation is an independent, nonpartisan policy research firm that works across a range of areas including health, education, national security, and criminal justice. RAND will use this grant to develop a pilot program to test a risk management framework in two or three cities that face a range of climate threats and are seeking to develop and operationalize transformative climate actions plans. In the process, RAND seeks to identify the principal hurdles to operationalizing climate goals, and prospects for realizing the governance changes needed to build the necessary scale and quality of responses.

  • $500,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The RAND Corporation, a nonpartisan research organization, will evaluate the implementation of the Chicago Regional Housing Choice Initiative pilot—a partnership among eight metropolitan-region public housing authorities that seeks to use tenant-based vouchers to promote upwardly-mobile household moves. This quasi-experimental evaluation will determine which of four interventions are more likely to lead households to move to an "opportunity neighborhood," and establish a baseline for future research that could examine whether residents who move to opportunity neighborhoods achieve improved outcomes (e.g., higher educational achievement among children, job success, and better health) compared to those who do not make such moves.

  • $125,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To research police misconduct complaints in Chicago (over 18 months).

  • $50,000

    1989 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To study mathematics assessment issues.

  • $175,000

    1989 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the study Accountability in Site-Managed Public Schools: Issues and Approaches.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded RAND $2,350,000 between 1978 and 2018.

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