Donation FAQ

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, 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.

Can I send a cheque?

Yes. Please note that due to processing costs, we only accept cheques in US dollars and for amounts of $100 or more.

To send a USD cheque, please contact support@aeon.co

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 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 donation?

If you would like to change or cancel your ongoing donation, just reach out to 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.

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

Unfortunately, Aeon is not able to receive donations via any other system at this time, which includes direct bank transfers.

Make a donation

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 or email our Philanthropy Director

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