How you can help

We need to raise £125,000 ($160,000 or €150,000) for the next two years of geoscientific and archaeological fieldwork and research.

We are optimistic we can soon bring the current stage of the Odysseus Unbound project to a significant and successful conclusion, so we are actively seeking funding to bring this about.

Only the generous gifts of time and funding from our supporters, patrons, sponsors and collaborators have allowed us to reach this critical stage.

If you would like to contribute to our work, whether it is with academic knowledge and expertise, equipment or by a donation or sponsorship, we would like to hear from you.

However you can help us, it is greatly appreciated.

Bust of Homer
Bust of Homer. Roman copy of Greek original 2nd century BC (British Museum, Creative Commons)


Our Friends are the lifeblood of the project and the funds raised will cover the charity’s annual operating costs as well as contribute towards vital research projects.

As a Friend of Odysseus Unbound, we ask for an annual donation of at least £100, €100, or $100 that you can amend or cancel at any time.

Alternatively, you can make a one-off donation.

Siren vase
The Siren vase. c.480-470BC (British Museum, Creative Commons)


As a Patron of Odysseus Unbound, we ask for an annual donation of £1,000 ($1000 or €1000) or more, guaranteed for at least 3 years. This generous commitment allows us to conduct the vital research projects and plan effectively.

Patrons get special privileges such as an invitation to an annual dinner with the Trustees to hear first hand of our progress and plans. You will also receive advance notice of any special events.

Patrons are recognised and listed on our website but, of course, you can choose to remain anonymous.

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US Taxpayers

Although we are a British charity, donations by US tax payers (individuals, foundations or corporations) are tax-deductible through our association with the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America).

You can make a secure online credit card donation on the CAF America website or alternatively download a form to mail a check or make an offline credit card gift, wire transfer or stock transfer.

Choose how to make your tax-deductible donation

Stocks and dual US/UK Taxpayers

CAF America accepts gifts of stocks and also offers Donor Advised Fund investment options.
The CAF American Donor Fund is specially designed for dual US/UK Taxpayers.

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Important Information

The Odysseus Unbound Foundation is supported by the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America), a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 43-1634280. Donations to CAF America from US taxpayers are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law.

You will be issued with the receipt you require for income tax purposes.


CAF America charges an 8% fee (with a minimum of $80) on gifts up to $100,000, 4% on the next $200,000 then 1% on any additional amount (over $300,000).

Fugro Marine Survey
The Fugro team deploys hydrophones for a seismic survey of the Gulf of Livadi.


We are actively looking for independent, commercial or corporate sponsors who wish to fund our scientific and archaeological research or who would like to collaborate with equipment or expertise.

Antikythera Odysseus statue
Marble statue of Odysseus from the Antikythera shipwreck (1st century BC. National Archaeological Museum of Athens)

Academic Collaboration

Rigorous academic research is at the heart of the Odysseus Unbound project. We have links with universities in the UK, Greece and globally.

The project is uniquely cross-disciplinary. Already, one PhD thesis has resulted from an academic partnership between the project and Edinburgh University. We are always open to offers of academic collaboration to advance geoscientific, archaeological or classical history studies.

  • For academic or corporate collaboration, please email our Project Coordinator: [email protected].

How we spend your donation

As a charity, we have very low operating costs. We have no employees and all our personnel give their time voluntarily. This allows us to spend almost all the funds we raise on the key research required to advance our understanding of ancient Ithaca.

Like every organisation, we have operating costs such as marketing and publicity, travel costs and accounting fees, which amount to around £6,000 each year.

The research projects that we undertake in partnership with universities are significantly more expensive, and cost approximately £45,000 – £50,000 per annum and are funded through a combination of individual donations, donations from charitable trusts and corporate sponsorship.

Thank you.