About the Academy
Our Founding Fathers subscribed to and advocated an enlightened yet limited government, one that vigorously promotes political freedom and economic opportunity, one that anticipates and nurtures the unlimited potential and private energies of the individual.
The Academy is a not-for-profit corporation that supports scholarly research and teaching about the authors and ideas of free markets, entrepreneurship, individual rights, individual responsibility, limited government and peace. The ACLG Foundation is overseen by a board of directors providing grants for programs, research and activities at the University of Illinois.
The Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Foundation is not a unit of the University of Illinois, rather is a supporting organization to the University of Illinois Foundation providing philanthropic investment in programs which comport with the Academy Mission and expressed donor intent and the teaching, research, and service missions of the University.