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Ideas can change the world

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview.
But we can’t do it without you.

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

No ads, no paywall, no clickbait – just thought-provoking ideas from the world’s leading thinkers, free to all. But we can’t do it without you.

Become a Friend for $5 a month or make a one-off donation

Become a
Friend of Aeon

Ideas can change the world

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How are my donations to Friends of Aeon used?

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a humane, cosmopolitan worldview. As a Friend of Aeon, you help us to pay our writers, filmmakers and editors, and keep the site free of intrusive ads. Most of all, your support allows us to keep on doing what we do: freely sharing our Essays, Ideas and Videos.

What benefits do I get as a Friend of Aeon?

You will receive:

  • The Aeon Edition: a monthly collection of the best of Aeon designed to be read offline as an e-book
  • Access to exclusive features: save and annotate your favourite pieces in your Library
  • An exclusive monthly newsletter from our editors: a view from behind-the- scenes at Aeon
  • Recognition on our supporters page (optional)

I didn’t create a password when I first signed up to Friends of Aeon. Can I still access the benefits?

No. Entering a password when prompted completes the set-up of your user account which is the way you access the special onsite features reserved for Friends, and manage your account.

If you didn’t set-up an account and would like to now, please email us at support@aeon.co

How will you use my information?

Aeon is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. You can read our Privacy Policy here

Are donations to Friends of Aeon tax-deductible?

Yes, online donations made by US taxpayers are tax-deductible. These donations are accepted through our affiliate company, Aeon America Inc, which is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code in the US. You will receive a tax receipt from Aeon America Inc. Donations are tax-deductible to the donor to the extent allowed under applicable law.

If you need advice on your eligibility to claim a tax deduction, please consult your tax adviser.

Is Aeon a 501(c)(3)?

Yes – please see above.

What cards do you accept?

You can donate using Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club, or simply use PayPal.

Will I be charged fees on my donation?

Neither Aeon nor its payment gateways, Stripe or PayPal, charges fees to you. We pay any receiving fees imposed on us by our payment gateways. If any fees do appear, these will be from your particular bank or credit- card provider, and we suggest contacting them for more information.

What about security?

Aeon uses Stripe to process secure payments online. Find out more about how Stripe protects your security here.

We also accept donations via PayPal. Find out more about how PayPal protects your security here.

Can I make my donation to Friends of Aeon by cheque or bank transfer?

No. We accept only online donations for Friends of Aeon.

If you would like to consider becoming a Patron of Aeon, you can make your donation via cheque or direct bank transfer.

Can I donate in another currency?

For more information on how to donate in your local or preferred currency via PayPal, please contact support@aeon.co

How can I change or cancel my monthly or annual donation?

If you would like to change or cancel your ongoing credit-card donation, just contact us at support@aeon.co. If you would like to change or cancel your ongoing donation via PayPal, simply log in to your PayPal account. If you have any questions, please contact PayPal support.

For full details on our billing, cancellation and refund policies please see our Terms and Conditions

If you would like to consider making a larger donation or to explore other ways to support Aeon, please visit our Patrons and Sponsors page.

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking. No ads, no paywall, no clickbait – just thought-provoking ideas from the world’s leading thinkers, free to all.

If you believe in our mission, please support us by becoming a Friend of Aeon. Friends donate US$5 a month or US$50 a year.

Donations made by US taxpayers are tax-deductible.

If you are considering a larger donation, please visit our Patrons & Sponsors page.

Frequently asked questions

Friends of Aeon receive:

  • The Aeon Edition: a monthly collection of the best of Aeon designed to be read offline as an ebook
  • Access to exclusive features: save and annotate your favourite pieces in your Library
  • An exclusive monthly newsletter from our editors: a view from behind the scenes at Aeon
  • Recognition on our supporters page if you wish

If you are considering a larger donation, please visit our Patrons & Sponsors page.

Frequently asked questions