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
 31
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Father Robert A. Sirico | Kris Alan Mauren
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Kris Alan Mauren
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Rev. Robert A. Sirico
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Acton Institute
 43
United States average
 71
Global average
 120
2017
Acton Institute
 48
% Female staff
2019
Acton Institute
35% 
United States average
46% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Acton Institute
 0%
United States average
27% 
Global average
34% 

Organisational performance

Financials
2015
Acton Institute
 $10,684,012
United States average
 $21,077,089
Global average
 $55,910,158

Social

Likes (2019)
Acton Institute
781,890 
United States average
 72,519
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2017)
Acton Institute
820,459 
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 22,100
United States average
 35,047
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2018)
Acton Institute
 21,584
Followers (2017)
Acton Institute
 19,900
Subscribers (2019)
Acton Institute
 10,800
United States average
 12,119
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2017)
Acton Institute
 5,302
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 3,709
United States average
 13,249
Global average
 8,194
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 2,548
United States average
 8,378
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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