Funding and Annual Reports

Our financial and annual reports offer a more in-depth look at our work and impact, as well as the funders and partners who make it possible.

We receive funding in the form of grants and contracts from all levels of government and from other institutions, including corporations, nonprofits, and universities.  With this funding, we conduct research, evaluate programs, and offer technical assistance. We also are fortunate to receive philanthropic contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support our research, evidence-based policy development, and outreach and engagement. 

The Urban Institute strives to meet the highest standards of integrity and quality in its research and analyses and in the evidence-based policy recommendations offered by its researchers and experts. We believe that operating consistent with the values of independence, rigor, and transparency is essential to maintaining those standards.

As an organization, the Urban Institute does not take positions on issues, but it does empower and support its experts in sharing their own evidence-based views and policy recommendations that have been shaped by scholarship. Funders do not determine our research findings or the insights and recommendations of our experts. Urban scholars and experts are expected to be objective and follow the evidence wherever it may lead. Learn more about our funding principles.


Audited Financial Statements and Form 990

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