Chicken & Egg Pictures is supported by individual donors, foundations, and other organizations who share our belief in the power of women storytellers and our dedication to promoting remarkable women filmmakers in their work as advocates for change.



“Supporting Chicken and Egg Pictures allows the Compton Foundation to link our passion for film and storytelling with our work on reproductive justice organizing. We trust Chicken & Egg Pictures. Their approach is inclusive, collaborative, and innovative. Most importantly, the filmmakers and activists they support truly get things done.”

Ellen Friedman, Executive Director,
Compton Foundation

Join The Nest

We’re seeking visionary supporters who are committed to social justice and women storytellers. Your fully tax-deductible gift to Chicken & Egg Pictures will allow us to continue to support, mentor, and champion women filmmakers who are committed to using their art and skill to tell compelling, powerful, and urgent stories. Gifts of all sizes make a difference to us and are deeply appreciated.

Our major supporters—Free Rangers, Nesters, Incubators, Hatchers, and Spring Chickens—who give at $5,000 and above are warmly invited to join us for special events and collaborative celebrations of film, such as:

  • First-look opportunities at films and projects
  • Invitations to mentorship sessions and workshops
  • Access to screenings, film festival premieres, parties, and other behind-the-scenes opportunities
  • And more!

They also receive recognition on our website, in our annual report, and on other printed and online materials.

For more information on how to join the Nest, please contact us at


“Chicken & Egg Pictures is one of the leaders in a new wave of film-for-good. They are pioneering exciting ways to connect film with grassroots movements so that both sides benefit, and helping prove that stories are the way to win hearts and minds.”

Abigail Disney


“Having experienced their creative workshops and film festival panels, I can say that Chicken & Egg Pictures brings fresh and important voices to the forefront of the documentary film industry. They’re doing work that enables all women in film to fly.”

-Barbara Dobkin

We are so grateful to the supporters of our Nest. These generous and committed donors empower the work of women filmmakers through both financial and moral support:

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Katy Drake Bettner / The Drake Bettner Foundation
Bernard & Jane von Bothmer
Dominique Bravo & Eric Sloan
Barbara Bridges
David Chan
Compton Foundation
Louise Davis
Anne Delaney
David desJardins & Nancy Blachman
Sylviane Destribats / The NDL Foundation
Laura & Tim Dierks
Abigail Disney & Pierre N. Hauser / Like a River Fund
Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust
Barbara Dobkin / The Dobkin Family Foundation
The Hon. Diana Lady Dougan
Becky Draper
Dina Dublon
Educational Foundation of America
Victoria & Jeff Edwards
Lauren & Gayle Embrey / The Embrey Family Foundation
Tracy & Mark Ferron
The Fisher-Cummings Family Fund
Genuine Article Pictures
Lynda Goldstein / The Mally Fund
Cathy Greenwold
The Gruber Family Foundation
The Harnisch Foundation
William B. Hirsch
Irving Harris Foundation Discretionary Grant Program at the recommendation of Nancy Meyer and Marc Weiss
Thomas Campbell Jackson & Penny Brandt Jackson
Barbara Ellis Jones / The Barbara Jones Charitable Fund
Ann Kaplan
Elizabeth King / Steiner-King Foundation
Knight Foundation
Suzanne La Fetra / The La Fetra Foundation
Barrie Landry / The Landry Family Foundation
David Lee
Suzanne Lerner
The David and Lura Lovell Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Susan Margolin & Neal Smith
Linda & John Mason
Nion T. McEvoy
Dyllan McGee & Mark Weigel / McGee Media
Debra McLeod & Jay Sears/ Grant Me the Wisdom Foundation
Michelle Mercer & Bruce Golden
David & Lida Morgenstein
Constance Mortell
Roswitha Mueller-Agarwal & AJ Agarwal
Diana Nelson & John Atwater
Liz Norton
Sukey Novogratz
Dan & Meagan Nye
Lori & Janusz Ordover / The Ordover Family Charitable Fund
Angus Parker
Sonja Perkins
The Pershing Square Foundation
Perspective Fund
Lisa & John Pritzker
Patty Quillin
Debbie & Andy Rachleff
Cathy Raphael / The MAC Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation
Cornelia Ravenal/ The Ravenal Foundation
Sophie Robinson
Susan Cohn Rockefeller / Susan Cohn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund
Peter & Pamela Rosekrans
Jamie Rosenthal Wolf, David Wolf, Rick Rosenthal, & Nancy Stephens/The Rosenthal Family Foundation
Beth Sackler
Susie Sarlo / The Sarlo Foundation
Regina Scully / Artemis Rising Foundation
Susan M. Sherrerd
Alexandra Shiva / The Susan Stein Shiva Foundation
The Sidhu-Singh Family Foundation
Still Point Fund
Time Warner Foundation
Susan Termohlen
Dyan Triffo
Elizabeth Weatherford
Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
The Weissberg Foundation
Alexandra & Spencer Wells
Marissa C. Wesely & Fred Hamerman
Whicker’s World Foundation
Wyncote Foundation
Jacki Zehner / The Jacquelyn & Gregory Zehner Foundation

Give to the Nest

Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women non-fiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. Your contribution helps us to continue to elevate and empower remarkable women storytellers. There are several ways to give to the Nest:


You can send a check made out to Chicken & Egg Pictures to:

Chicken & Egg Pictures
45 Main Street
Suite 506
Brooklyn, NY 11201


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Recommend a grant directly from a donor-advised fund through DAF Direct.