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We have a network of researchers working on the challenges of interstellar travel. But we need your help to create the future. Donations and membership dues enable us to advance research goals, assist promising student pioneers, perform outreach, and more. Our only funding source comes from forward-thinking people like you. Please consider joining or donating to the Tau Zero Foundation.
 
 
 

Join for as little as $5/mo (student rate)

“You accomplish the great task by a series of small acts” ~ Lao Tzu

Memberships are billed on a recurring monthly or annual basis, depending on your preference. We are striving to improve member benefits, but this is a work in progress. The primary reason to become a member is to support starflight research.

Membership dues for Tau Zero Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible in the U.S.

MEMBER BENEFITS:

  • Support pioneering research
  • Join volunteer pool*
  • Access to members-only website (under construction)
  • Free downloads of presentation charts

Planned benefits:

  • Discount at the Tau Zero store
  • Email newsletter (including members-only content)
  • And more!

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*To volunteer, you must be a member since volunteers require access to member-pages. Also costs for working with volunteers come from membership revenues.

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“… to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

If you want to support starflight research, but prefer to make a one-time donation instead of paying recurring membership dues, you can opt to make a donation.

Donations to Tau Zero Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible in the U.S. Both Paypal and Google Wallet options accept credit cards.

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GIVE ANOTHER WAY

Bequests, Corporate Sponsorships….
Contact us to make arrangements.

 
 
 

USE OF FUNDS

$100′s to $1000′s

Donations at this level will support

  • Travel and expenses for practitioners to present at professional venues
  • Honoraria for articles, art, or educational outreach
  • Pay-for services such as legal, accounting, and fundraising.

$10k’s to $100k’s

Donations at this level can be aligned to sponsor-specific research tasks or dedicated labor for the foundation. Nominally, sponsors get first notification on findings and first licensing rights on resulting intellectual property. Corporate sponsorships include options for private assessments of claims, or ongoing research.

$1M’s to $10M’s

This level opens the possibility of competitive solicitation for scholarships, research tasks, and suites of research dedicated to the sponsor’s interest. Nominally, sponsor get first notification on findings and first licensing rights on resulting intellectual property. This level of donation can also be used to establish endowments to ensure that the foundation’s mission is sustained.

 

SOME OF OUR DONORS / SPONSORS

  • Walter de Brouwer
  • Adrian Berry
  • William Coats
  • Reginald Venour
  • Jacob Whitener Jr.
  • Eric Storm
  • Barry Branham
  • Robert Adams
  • Richard Dietz
  • Ed Hujsak
  • Albert Jackson
  • Pat Galea
  • Vishal Thapliyal
  • David Young IV
  • Donald Bohan
  • Jim Rohrich
  • Pieter Vermeersch
  • Toby Peregrine-Jones
  • Michael Phillips
  • Emily Condit
  • Linda Brockett
  • William Carrico
  • Max Comess
  • James Essig
  • Kelvin Long
  • Jeffrey Griffin
  • Helmut Gust
  • Jeffrey Honeyman
  • Daniel Honzik
  • Micheal Mendonca
  • Wayne Mullins
  • Natalie Sansom
  • Dennis Silin
  • Allan Staib
  • Joram Wilander
  • Daniel Hull
  • Nick Patton
  • Timothy Barnes
  • Christian Obenhaupt

Content Contributors

  • Carly Millis
  • Marc Millis