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
 33
United States average
 40
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Father Robert A. Sirico | Kris Alan Mauren
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Alejandro A. Chafuen, PhD
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Kris Alan Mauren
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Acton Institute
 55
United States average
 51
Global average
 66
2021
Acton Institute
 44
2019
Acton Institute
 43
% Female staff
2023
Acton Institute
 20%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2021
Acton Institute
 25%
2019
Acton Institute
 35%
% Female researchers
2019
Acton Institute
 0%
United States average
 28%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Acton Institute
 521
United States average
 61
Global average
 35
Financials
2015
Acton Institute
 $10,684,012
United States average
 $20,890,084
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2023)
Acton Institute
 755,118
United States average
 67,686
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Acton Institute
 757,478
Likes (2021)
Acton Institute
 769,839
Twitter
Followers (2023)
Acton Institute
 24,400
United States average
 50,101
Global average
 19,389
Followers (2022)
Acton Institute
 23,430
Followers (2021)
Acton Institute
 22,275
Subscribers (2023)
Acton Institute
 27,900
United States average
 19,544
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Acton Institute
 17,400
Subscribers (2021)
Acton Institute
 15,400
Followers (2023)
Acton Institute
 8,538
United States average
 15,956
Global average
 11,185
Followers (2022)
Acton Institute
 5,465
Followers (2021)
Acton Institute
 4,274
Followers (2023)
Acton Institute
 4,438
United States average
 18,654
Global average
 12,007
Followers (2022)
Acton Institute
 3,748
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 2,548

Data notes

Last updated: 15/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation┬┤s website
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