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
 38
Global average
 30
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
 37
Global average
 75
2019
Acton Institute
 43
2017
Acton Institute
 48
% Female staff
2021
Acton Institute
 0%
United States average
 1%
Global average
 0%
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
 57
Global average
 33
Financials
2015
Acton Institute
 $10,684,012
United States average
 $21,202,007
Global average
 $57,160,467

Social

Likes (2021)
Acton Institute
 769,839
United States average
 86,713
Global average
 31,343
Likes (2019)
Acton Institute
 781,890
Likes (2017)
Acton Institute
 820,459
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Acton Institute
 22,275
United States average
 46,907
Global average
 18,358
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 22,100
Followers (2018)
Acton Institute
 21,584
Subscribers (2021)
Acton Institute
 15,400
United States average
 15,377
Global average
 5,251
Subscribers (2019)
Acton Institute
 10,800
Subscribers (2017)
Acton Institute
 5,302
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 3,709
United States average
 15,265
Global average
 8,281
Followers (2019)
Acton Institute
 2,548
United States average
 8,453
Global average
 6,628

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
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