Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, online donations made by US taxpayers are tax-deductible. These donations are accepted through our affiliate company, Aeon America Inc (EIN 81-3741044), 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.

How are donations used?

Your donations help us to pay our writers, filmmakers and editors, and to 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 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?

Donations to Aeon will appear on your financial statements as payments to ‘Aeon America Inc’. If you believe a charge was made in error, please contact us at support@aeon.co.

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 donate in another currency?

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

Can I donate through my employer-matching scheme or donor-advised fund?

Yes, we welcome employer-matched donations and grants through donor-advised funds. If you prefer to donate via other charity portals, please drop us a line at support@aeon.co to let us know. There are many charity portals, and we are not registered on all of them.

I don’t want to use a credit card online or PayPal. Can I send a cheque or donate another way?

No. We accept only online donations for one-off donations.

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

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.

Make a one-off donation

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Aeon is not-for-profit and free for everyone to enjoy. Your donation will directly support our writers, filmmakers and editors, and keep Aeon free of intrusive ads.

Donations made by US taxpayers are tax deductible.

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

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