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Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

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Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a religious advocate based in Grand Rapids, MI that was founded in 1990. As of 2019 they had $9.9 million in revenue and $16 million in assets.

The Acton Institute strives to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.

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Program areas at Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

Education:The Education Department of the Acton Institute seeks to equip current and future leaders in business, education, and religion through quality educational programming to understand the moral basis for a free economy that creates an environment in which all have the opportunity to flourish. These programs are open to all who are interested, but special consideration is given to those with a proven track record of effectuating change and influencing those in their institutions, communities, and denominations both nationally and internationally.The Institute's educational programming includes both large and small conferences. Acton's flagship event, Acton University, an annual four-day conference that explores the foundations of a free society, drew over 1,000 participants from more than 60 nations in 2018. Many of those who attend Acton Institute conferences, including Acton University, receive financial support to cover expenses such as room and board, conference fees, and travel in cases of need. The staff ...

General Education and Communications:The Institute reaches out to business leaders, policymakers, students, and religious and community leadership groups through lectures, media products, web and social media, and various writings. The 2018 annual dinner celebrating 28 years of the Acton Institute was held to promote outreach and to thank supporters for their partnership. The dinner and program festivities included discourse with prominent public speakers and Institute supporters. Over 900 attended, representing many states and several foreign countries, and admission was charged to defray expenses incurred. The Acton Lecture Series and Acton Film Series hosted over 25 local events during the year in our conference center for discussions of a variety of topics related to our work. The Institute also sponsored several other luncheon and dinner lectures around the country. Our facility in Grand Rapids allowed us to host an increasing number of downtown events offered to the general public.Acton Institute also ...

Research:The Institute's academic investigations are conducted by its Research Department. This work centers on theology, economics, philosophy, and history, among other topics. Additionally, the investigations produced at the Acton Institute are delivered locally in Grand Rapids as well as at national and international conferences with the goal of reaching the scholarly community at large.The Research Department publishes books, journals, monographs and occasional papers, and its staff regularly publishes books with external publishing houses. The Journal of Markets & Morality is a semi-annual refereed journal that provides a forum for scholars to engage issues concerning the morality of the marketplace. The Christian Social Thought Series examines, in each volume, a key economic issue facing Christians. Non-Christians have also written articles and books addressing relevant themes of interest to the Acton Institute. The Research Department also manages Acton's academic scholarship programs. Fellowships were awarded to provide financial assistance, in the form of ...

Form 990s for Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Nov 8, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Nov 28, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Dec 6, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Jul 14, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,877,746
Program services$394,493
Investment income and dividends$490,203
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$118,414
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$33,279
Net income from fundraising events$-123,263
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$140,632
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,931,504

Vendors for Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-07-22
███████Marketing software; CRM software; Content management system software2020-07-22
█████████Content management system software2020-07-22
█████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-11-08
███████ █████ ███ ███████Printing Services$118,2692017-12-01
█████████ █████ ███Media Production$490,0002017-12-01
█████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2013-09-19

Personnel at Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
David MilroyChief Operating Officer$124,050Aug. 19, 2019
Kris Alan MaurenExecutive Director$250,113Nov. 8, 2019
███ ████Finance Director$86,325Aug. 19, 2019
████ ██ ████████Director of Communications-July 19, 2018
███████ ██████Director of Media$122,884Sept. 1, 2019
████ ████████Director of Marketing-Aug. 19, 2019
█████ ████Director of Human Resources and Administration-Aug. 19, 2019
███████ ███████Director of Development-Aug. 19, 2019
███████ ██ ███████Managing Director of Programs-Aug. 19, 2019
██████ ██ ██████Senior Research Fellow and Director of Publishing-Aug. 19, 2019
...and 15 more key personnel

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