The UPROAR Fund (TUF), formerly Wildlife Media, is committed to funding impact-driven short media content to engage, educate, and empower audiences, and advancing the conservation capacity of individuals and organizations working to achieve measurable impact on the world’s most inspiring conservation issues. The UPROAR Fund believes in supporting conservation goals that are accessible, measurable, and meaningful. We invest in the protection of wildlife and ecosystems through direct support to researchers, conservationists, and wildlife professionals.
The UPROAR Fund is the nonprofit partner of UPROAR Global Media. UPROAR is a conservation focused media company producing dynamic short video content for social media platforms. These inspiring, optimistic videos lead viewers to an interactive online conservation marketplace, UPROAR ACTION, where they can learn more, dig deeper, and get involved. The UPROAR Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, #20-8802794.
The UPROAR Fund’s priorities
To raise funds for conservation projects and production of short media promoting those projects
To fund conservation and wildlife work by directing funds from donors and UPROAR to the right projects and people
To monitor, measure and evaluate the effectiveness of our conservation grants
To executive produce media on behalf of our conservation partners and donors/funders
To date, The Uproar Fund has awarded over $200,000 in direct grants to conservation.
Over $100,000 to polar bear research
Through the generous support of our friends at the Isdell Foundation, we've granted over $100,000 to-date to support Dr. Nick Lunn's efforts to understand how our changing climate is impacting the health of arctic ecosystems. Polar bears are a keystone species in this rapidly changing part of the world. Understanding the factors that influence their survival is key to knowing how best to help arctic wildlife.
A national park for bears in Peru
Robyn Appleton and our friends at Spectacled Bear Conservation (SBC) have made groundbreaking discoveries about the biology and habitat needs of South America's only bear species. We are proud to continue support for Peru's spectacled bears, and to have helped advance critical species protections such as the designation of a new national park. SBC is a leader in community-based conservation, working to build capacity within Peruvian villages to become resource managers for bear habitat.
Borneo's sun bear education facility
CNN called Siew Te Wong the Malaysian Superman. As a passionate conservationist, Wong has spent over 20 years studying how sun bears play a key role in keeping Borneo's forests healthy. We are proud to support his tireless efforts, including the founding of the world's only sun bear sanctuary - the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre - where Wong and his team have rehabilitated more than 55 sun bears since its founding in 2008.
A new model for conservation fundraising
Ecologist and filmmaker Chris Morgan spent years traversing the globe in his twenties and early thirties to conduct research and education projects about the bears of the world. Inspired by the bears and their conservation stories, his experiences, discoveries and adventures culminated in the feature-length film BEARTREK, available for viewing on Amazon. Through BEARTREK we have demonstrated that storytelling is a powerful and successful platform for fundraising. BEARTREK raised over $2 million in 10 years, which funded production of the film, an organization to build BEARTREK’s impact, as well as direct grants to our conservation partners. TUF is proud to bring that model to a global scale, inspiring new audiences to give to wildlife.