Founded in 1986, SeniorNet grew out of a research project funded by the Markle Foundation to determine how computers and telecommunications could enhance the lives of older adults. Since that time, SeniorNet has grown into an independent, international, volunteer-based nonprofit organization that is one of the worlds leading technology educators of adults 50+. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, SeniorNet has an international membership of computer users, hosts a thriving online community on the SeniorNet website at http://www.seniornet.org www.seniornet.org , and supports a large network of locally operated Learning Centers throughout the United States and internationally. Who Funds Us A national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with international affiliates, SeniorNet is funded by membership dues, Learning Center fees, the altruistic donations of individuals and the generous support and sponsorship of corporations and foundations. Who Benefits SeniorNet has benefited millions of seniors since its founding in 1986; supports over 130 Learning Centers throughout the U.S. and in other countries; publishes newsletters for its membership, creates and publishes an extensive curriculum used in our Learning Centers and a variety of other instructional materials; offers discounts on computer-related and other products and services; holds regional conferences; and collaborates in research on older adults and technology. Our Programs Learning Centers SeniorNet provides an extensive curriculum of over 30 courses, delivered by thousands of volunteer instructors and mentors at SeniorNet Computer Learning Centers via a proven seniors teaching seniors methodology. At SeniorNet Computer Learning Centers, members can take from beginning to advanced classes and learn new computing skills like Computer Fundamentals, Internet and E-mail, Digital Photography, Buying and Selling on eBay, The Many Uses of Google and more, in a friendly, low-pressure environment. The SeniorNet Computer Learning Centers are operated by thousands of senior volunteers across the nation with curriculum provided by SeniorNet headquarters.