Since its formation in 1981, Atlas has provided over $20 million in grants to think tanks that have passed its screening process. Atlas aims to increase that amount tenfold in the next decade. In 2009, Atlas provided $2,733,021 in grants to its network of think tanks. While the large conservative foundations take the approach of making large sustained and often untied grants, Atlas believes less is more, providing new think tanks with only small grants of $5,000 or less. Atlas's goal is to wean their think tanks and projects they support off of the modest annual funding within five years, making exception only for specific innovative projects.
In its 2003 review of activities, "Investor Report", Atlas said that it worked with "70 new think-tank entrepreneurs from 37 foreign countries and several states of the U.S.", including Lithuania, Greece, Mongolia, Ghana, the Philippines, Brazil and Argentina.
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