Grantee Profile


Grants to RAND

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    International Peace & Security

    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — Founded in 1948, the RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. This project informs U.S. diplomatic and security policy in Asia by assessing why U.S. allies and security partners in Asia have recently begun to break with past practice and established strategic partnerships and deepened defense cooperation with each other—an important phenomenon to understand as it affects U.S. security policy in the region. Through analytic research and interviews, it will examine both external and domestic determinants of evolving defense cooperation in the following Asian states: Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, and Vietnam. The project will consider a variety of bilateral relationships as case studies in assessing the features and determinants of greater regional defense cooperation.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 5 months)

    International Peace & Security

    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — Founded in 1948, the RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. Through analytic research, this project examines Chinese foreign policy, particularly with respect to Chinese policy and attitudes toward North Korea. It supports the International Peace and Security goal of examining rising powers in Asia and geostrategic relations, and complements nuclear programming. Funds will be used for partial staff salaries, research travel to China, publications, and dissemination of results.

  • $300,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

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

    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — The RAND Corporation is a non-partisan, independent policy research firm that works across a range of areas, including health, education, national security and criminal justice. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, RAND worked with Gulf Coast states and localities to develop analytical tools and decision frameworks to help communities understand climate risks and develop and prioritize adaptation and mitigation responses. Building on this work, RAND will undertake research to develop metrics to gauge the quality of local government climate adaptation preparedness and the extent to which such capacities are integrated into ongoing land use, infrastructure and human service planning.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)


    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — This grant will support a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the RAND Corporation for the project “A Benefit-Cost Framework for State Immigration Policies.” Although immigration policy and immigration enforcement has traditionally been a federal responsibility, a number of states have taken a more active role in the immigration policy arena, largely in response to growing concerns about the costs and impacts of immigration. This four-part project will contribute to a deeper understanding of the economic and fiscal impacts of immigration and immigration policies at the state level.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)


    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — To study the relationship between social networks and improved outcomes for poor residents of economically-integrated housing or neighborhoods (over two years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)


    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — To research inclusionary zoning, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years).

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — To conduct research to expand shadow prices to include more outcomes affected by social programs (over three years).

  • $110,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — In support of the project, Valuing Benefits in Cost-Benefit Studies of Social Programs.

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — In support of a project to help finalize an ongoing multilateral Track II project Normalizing and Modernizing the North Korean System, to support the development in the U.S., China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and the DPRK.

  • $250,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)


    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — To support research on the co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded RAND $3,735,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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