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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.

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Patrons & Sponsors

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Hello, I'm Kirsten Freeman, Aeon’s Philanthropy and Business Development Director. Below is a little more about how you can support us as an individual or business.

I warmly encourage you to contact me, even if it is just to sound us out about an idea you might have for working together.

I can be reached at and I look forward to hearing from you.  

Become a Patron of Aeon

Patrons are individuals who generously support Aeon with donations above $500 (US). We welcome conversations about directing donations towards areas of Aeon publishing that most interest you and would be pleased to provide further detail on our different Patron levels and acknowledgment. 

Gifts made by US and Australian taxpayers are tax deductible (see below). We also welcome grants through donor-advised funds or employer-match schemes.

Patrons also receive Friends of Aeon exclusive onsite benefits.

Sponsor Aeon

Aeon attracts a large international readership. We have over 3 million page views per month and a million unique site visits. Fifty per cent of our readership is based in North America, with large reader segments also in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Readership from India and other emerging markets are showing sustained growth.

Aeon Essays have been included in the Best American Science Writing, shortlisted for the Best American Essays, and won Feature of the Year at the British Science Writers’ Awards.

We can tailor opportunities that may include sponsoring: an individual Essay, Idea or Video; a themed series on a particular topic; or our daily and weekly newsletters. 

Donations by US and Australian taxpayers

US taxpayers may claim a tax deduction by giving to Aeon America Inc (EIN 81-3741044), a non-profit organisation exempt from federal income tax in the US under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3), which is eligible to receive tax-deductible donations.

Australian taxpayers may claim a tax deduction by giving to the Aeon Media Group Ltd (ABN 80 612 076 614) – Gift Fund which is listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations, and endorsed as a deductible gift recipient, under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.