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ACTON INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION AND LIBERTY

98 E FULTON STREET, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503-3280 | Tax-exempt since Sept. 1990
  • EIN: 38-2926822
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Civil Liberties Advocacy (Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
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Tax Filings by Year

The IRS Form 990 is an annual information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly. Read the IRS instructions for 990 forms.

If this organization has filed an amended return, it may not be reflected in the data below. Duplicated download links may be due to resubmissions or amendments to an organization's original return.

If you would like to download Form 990 document PDFs in bulk, the Internet Archive operates a mirror of the original bulk data.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

PDF

990
990-T

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990

Total Revenue

$10,684,012

Total Functional Expenses $10,416,484
Net income $267,528
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,752,063 91.3%
Program services $569,132 5.3%
Investment income $302,612 2.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $94,601 0.9%
Net fundraising -$180,786
Sales of assets $24,640 0.2%
Net inventory sales $121,750 1.1%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $608,957 5.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,049,430 19.7%
Other
Total Assets $17,967,919
Total Liabilities $380,145
Net Assets $17,587,774
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990
990-T

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990

Total Revenue

$9,082,447

Total Functional Expenses $9,428,238
Net income -$345,791
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,183,452 90.1%
Program services $562,305 6.2%
Investment income $4,250 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $16,937 0.2%
Rental property income $159,284 1.8%
Net fundraising -$74,112
Sales of assets $40,389 0.4%
Net inventory sales $184,698 2.0%
Other revenue $5,244 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $528,607 5.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,917,993 20.3%
Other
Total Assets $17,855,546
Total Liabilities $316,187
Net Assets $17,539,359
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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990
990-T

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990

Total Revenue

$10,802,645

Total Functional Expenses $8,367,069
Net income $2,435,576
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $10,169,050 94.1%
Program services $434,442 4.0%
Investment income $2,319 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $13,572 0.1%
Rental property income $137,150 1.3%
Net fundraising -$67,174
Sales of assets $39,635 0.4%
Net inventory sales $71,606 0.7%
Other revenue $2,045 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $532,684 6.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,647,385 19.7%
Other
Total Assets $18,040,637
Total Liabilities $371,059
Net Assets $17,669,578
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$12,680,511

Total Functional Expenses $7,358,337
Net income $5,322,174
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $12,329,257 97.2%
Program services $245,325 1.9%
Investment income $3,037 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $119,939 0.9%
Net fundraising -$75,918
Sales of assets $23,245 0.2%
Net inventory sales $30,034 0.2%
Other revenue $5,592 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $504,659 6.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,638,359 22.3%
Other
Total Assets $15,868,649
Total Liabilities $898,652
Net Assets $14,969,997
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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990
990-T

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990

Total Revenue

$8,396,819

Total Functional Expenses $6,284,806
Net income $2,112,013
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,115,474 96.6%
Program services $268,198 3.2%
Investment income $2,180 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$60,889
Sales of assets $9,280 0.1%
Net inventory sales $42,574 0.5%
Other revenue $20,002 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $499,517 7.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,519,037 24.2%
Other
Total Assets $9,846,634
Total Liabilities $431,295
Net Assets $9,415,339
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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990
990-T

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

990
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

990
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

990
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2002

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2002

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2001

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2001

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

About This Data

Nonprofit Explorer includes summary data for nonprofit tax returns and PDFs of full Form 990 documents.

The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2017 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2016 fiscal years, but may include older records. This data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s.

In addition to the raw summary data, we link to PDFs of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. This consists of a separate release by the IRS of Form 990 documents processed by the agency through June 2016; these documents may contain filings as recent as the 2015 fiscal year.

Which Organizations Are Here?

Every organization that has been recognized as tax exempt by the IRS has to file Form 990 every year, unless they make less than $200,000 in revenue and have less than $500,000 in assets, in which case they have to file form 990-EZ. Organizations making less than $50,000 don’t have to file either form but do have to let the IRS they’re still in business via a Form 990N "e-Postcard."

Nonprofit Explorer has organizations claiming tax exemption in each of the 27 subsections of the 501(c) section of the tax code, and which have filed a Form 990, Form 990EZ or Form 990PF. Taxable trusts and private foundations that are required to file a form 990PF are also included. Small organizations filing a Form 990N "e-Postcard" are not included in this data.

Types of Nonprofits

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For those interested in acquiring the original data from the source, here’s where our data comes from:

  • Raw filing data. Includes EINs and summary financials as structured data.
  • Exempt Organization profiles. Includes organization names, addresses, etc. You can merge this with the raw filing data using EIN numbers.
  • Form 990 documents requested and processed by Public.Resource.Org and ProPublica. We post bulk downloads of these documents at the Internet Archive.
  • Form 990 documents as XML files. Includes complete filing data (financial details, names of officers, tax schedules, etc.) in machine-readable format. Only available for electronically filed documents.
  • Audits. PDFs of single or program-specific audits for nonprofit organizations that spent $750,000 or more in Federal grant money in a single fiscal year. Available for 2016 and later.