Who We Are
The ACTS Charitable Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental organization. The Directors set policy and delegate authority to the President and senior staff for the Foundation’s operations. We operate as a not for profit platform that encourages and supports collaboration to maximize the leverage of philanthropic dollars and engagement through the pursuit of two strategies:
- Increasing philanthropic resources by supporting organizations, business entities, programs and projects that encourage the use of innovation for public service; and
- Encouraging and supporting long-term collaborations among like-minded entities working in the same area, in order to increase philanthropic impact, and by incorporating sound business practices.
Our pledge is to be effective in our collaborations by being good stewards of the funds entrusted to us. We are audited yearly, and the information below is summarized.
The Foundation is committed to distributing the following percentage of "directed" expenditures as follows:
- Programs and Projects: 93%
- Infrastructure and Administration: 7%
Our Mission -
to build a community of innovators and social ventures to create lasting solutions utilizing emerging technologies while focusing on global issues.
Our Vision -
to be a leader in international philanthropy, harnessing resources, and channeling them toward solving global concerns using a coordinated, strategic approach.
Committed to Christ
We are committed to honoring the name and life saving message of Jesus Christ through our words, actions and deeds in our relationships with all people.
Our Core Beliefs
Our core values are the principles that guide our internal and external actions and drive our accountability to each other, our staff, volunteers, and partners. We are inspired by these values and we aspire to achieve those objectives.
International Pilanthropy: We are dedicated to serving an international community through private initiatives for the public good as diversely recognized and practiced around the globe - specifically shared understanding, technology, and human dignity.
Care for Others: We are guided by the biblical principle of compassion for others and demonstrate this in the care and concern we show for those we serve.
Integrity: We are committed to ongoing improvement, professional and financial excellence, ethical development practices and careful stewardship of the resources entrusted to our organization.
Respect: We act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person. We work to promote understanding and respect among all cultures, races, and religions through advocacy, education and dialogue.
Excellence: We challenge ourselves to do great work. We actively seek feedback to continually improve and evolve our practices and services.
Impact: We make a difference and focus on results that matter. We believe that individuals and businesses should be empowered to use innovation for immediate and future implementation.
Professional: We demand of ourselves high standards of professional competence and accept the need to be accountable through appropriate structures for achieveing these standards. Our staff, volunteers, and partners are committed to lead and support efforts that enable our organization to complete its mission, vision and goals.
Impartial: We are members of an international community that transcends legal, structural, and cultural boundaries. We work with people regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.
Equity and Inclusion: We value diversity in many forms. We believe that partnerships with individuals, other organizations and communities promote creative and fruitful initiatives.
Collaboration: We are better together. We encourage strategic collaboration to bring out the best solutions and strengthen the fabric of our global communities. We accept the obligations of joint participation, shared goals, and mutual accountability that true partnership requires.
Learning: We believe continual learning is essential for adaptation, innovation, resilience, and relevance. We are responsive to new and unusual opportunities. We encourage innovation, creativity, and flexibility. We maintain an attitude of learning, reflection, and discovery in order to grow in understanding and skill.
Service: We are responsive and flexible. We build relationships. We meet people where they are, developing experiences, content, and outcomes that advance our mission.
Stewardship: the resources at our disposal are not our own. They are a sacred trust from God through donors on behalf of others. We are faithful to the purpose for which those resources are given and manage them in a manner that brings maximum benefit to those we serve.