About Us Read more Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab is a nonprofit organization supported by 45,000 friends and members . Our vibrant community includes 200,000 citizen-science participants from all walks of life and 5 million bird enthusiasts of all ages who connect with us online at All About Birds. As a proud unit of Cornell University we have ten faculty on staff and access to world-class resources. As a nonprofit environmental organization, however, we depend on members, donors, research, and our other programs for 99 percent of our operating budget. Your support will result in direct impacts and improvements for conservation science. We invite you to join us as a member of the Lab .