Think tank

Acton Institute

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

The Acton Institute is a think-tank whose mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. This direction recognizes the benefits of a limited government, but also the beneficent consequences of a free market. It embraces an objective framework of moral values, but also recognizes and appreciates the subjective nature of economic value. It views justice as a duty of all to give the one his due but, more importantly, as an individual obligation to serve the common good and not just his own needs and wants. In order to promote a more profound understanding of the coming together of faith and liberty, Acton involves members of religious, business, and academic spheres in its various seminars, publications, and academic activities. It is the Acton Institute's hope that by demonstrating the compatibility of faith, liberty, and free economic activity, religious leaders and entrepreneurs can contribute by helping to shape a society that is secure, free, and virtuous.

Contact details

Website:
https://acton.org/

Address:
98 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
USA
Operating languages
Arabic , Chinese , French , German , Italian , Portuguese , Spanish

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1990
Age (years)
Acton Institute
 32
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Father Robert A. Sirico | Kris Alan Mauren
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Kris Alan Mauren
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Kris Alan Mauren
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Kris Alan Mauren
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Acton Institute
 44
United States average
 38
Global average
 85
2019
Acton Institute
 43
2017
Acton Institute
 48
% Female staff
2021
Acton Institute
 25%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 48%
2019
Acton Institute
 35%
% Female researchers
2019
Acton Institute
 0%
United States average
 27%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Acton Institute
 521
United States average
 61
Global average
 34
Financials
2015
Acton Institute
 $10,684,012
United States average
 $21,426,867
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2022)
Acton Institute
 757,478
United States average
 89,052
Global average
 32,612
Likes (2021)
Acton Institute
 769,839
Likes (2019)
Acton Institute
 781,890
Followers (2022)
Acton Institute
 23,430
United States average
 49,064
Global average
 19,181
Followers (2021)
Acton Institute
 22,275
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 22,100
Subscribers (2022)
Acton Institute
 17,400
United States average
 16,599
Global average
 5,590
Subscribers (2021)
Acton Institute
 15,400
Subscribers (2019)
Acton Institute
 10,800
Followers (2022)
Acton Institute
 5,465
United States average
 20,353
Global average
 14,557
Followers (2021)
Acton Institute
 4,274
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 3,709
Followers (2022)
Acton Institute
 3,748
United States average
 28,708
Global average
 16,259
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 2,548

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
Notes: Staff category affiliate scholars was considered as research associates too
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