February 2, 2023
More than $64 million was raised in 2022 as part of RAND’s Tomorrow Demands Today campaign. The record-breaking fundraising year is thanks to the many foundations and individual donors—including donors who made commitments in their estate plans—who made gifts and grants to support RAND in addressing the most critical issues of our time. The $400 million campaign, which aims to help tackle humanity’s greatest problems and is RAND’s most ambitious campaign to date, has surpassed the halfway point toward the fundraising goal.
Fundraising highlights in 2022 include:
- More than $5 million in combined support from RAND donors to endow a new chair to advance research aimed at countering Truth Decay—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in public life.
- A $4.7 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assess how firearm laws affect injury, death, crime and other outcomes in communities defined by racial composition.
- A $3.4 million grant for RAND Europe from the Forces in Mind Trust to support veterans research.
- $2.3 million in grants from the Wallace Foundation to support education research and a social and emotional learning initiative.
- A grant of almost $2 million from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to launch the next chapter of military caregiver research at RAND and help improve the lives of veterans and their families.
- $1.8 million in grants from Arnold Ventures for ongoing gun policy research.
- Grants of $1.8 million from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to support research on housing and foster youth.
- A $1.7 million planned gift to the RAND President’s Fund from supporters Ann and Ken Horn, who each spent more than four decades working at RAND, which will help RAND address critical needs and prepare for future demands.
- A $1 million gift from supporter Rita Hauser to help upgrade the RAND Archives, including constructing a new storage vault for preservation, a digital preservation studio, a processing room, and an archival research room.
- $1 million in grants from the Richard King Mellon Foundation for research on employment and the workforce in Pittsburgh and mental health awareness.
- A six-figure estate gift from longtime RAND leader Natalie Crawford to establish two funds: one will support RAND researchers in extending the reach, influence, and impact of research projects; the other will establish a scholarship to support students at the Pardee RAND Graduate School who are pursuing a degree with an emphasis on applied technology.
“The powerful momentum our campaign is having is thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors and grantmakers who share our vision for making the world a better place and building a better future for everyone,” said Brandon Baker, vice president of Development at RAND. “This significant fundraising milestone speaks to the commitment of our community, the trust in RAND, and the promise of what we can accomplish together.”