Ground leaders in the philosophical principles underlying human flourishing, with a particular emphasis on free enterprise, limited government, human dignity, and the rule of law
While there are many institutions that study best practices in the poverty-fighting space, Acton’s contribution is unique—and more relevant than ever. Our focus is on educating leaders in the core principles necessary for the application of those best practices. Without this rightly ordered philosophical framework, it is easy to derail even a proven system by divorcing it from its philosophical roots and infusing it with a faulty ideology. Grounded in foundational principles, the Acton’s Institute’s work is sustainable and enjoys long-term, positive effects.
Proceeding from our belief in the dignity and capacity of the human person and our desire to see communities flourish, our vision is to dramatically reduce future poverty through disruptive new ideas, practices, and decentralized policies, and by unleashing entrepreneurial synergy. The Center has plans to:
Through this work we will continue to build up a network of 500+ poverty-fighting organizations and offer them concrete support to expand their capacity.