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:

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences
Anonymous (6)
Shizuka Asakawa
Anna & Dean Backer
Leslie Belzberg
Katy Drake Bettner / The Drake Bettner Foundation
Katherine Borsecnik & Gene Weil
Barbara Bridges
David Chan
Mable Chan, One in a Billion Productions, Inc.
Melinda & Tony Cheng
Meredith Chin
Beth and Jeffrey Cohen Charitable Fund
Compton Foundation
Sasha Cutter
Louise Davis
Anne Delaney / Starry Night Fund
David desJardins & Nancy Blachman
Sylviane Destribats / The NDL Foundation
Laura Dierks
Abigail Disney & Pierre N. Hauser / Like A River Fund
Barbara Dobkin / The Dobkin Family Foundation
Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust
The Hon. Diana Lady Dougan
Seth Hendon & Katie Dove-Hendon
Natasha & Dave Dolby
Becky Draper
Dina Dublon
Educational Foundation of America
Emerson Collective
The Ettinger Foundation
Tracy & Mark Ferron
Laura & Michael Fisch
Fledgling Fund
Ford Foundation
Genuine Article Pictures
Mindy & Jon Gray
Cathy Greenwold
The Gruber Family Foundation
Kevin & Donna Gruneich
Susan Harrington
Irving Harris Foundation Discretionary Grant Program at the recommendation of Nancy Meyer and Marc Weiss
Jennifer Heller Wold
Thomas Campbell Jackson & Pamela Brandt Jackson
Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
Barbara Ellis Jones / The Barbara Jones Charitable Fund
Junemarie Justus
Michelle & Sonny Kalsi
Ann Kaplan
The Rachel & Drew Katz Foundation
Ken Pelletier and Amanda Lao Fund
The Karsten Family Foundation
Frannie Hall Kieschnick
Elizabeth King / Steiner-King Foundation
Martha W. King
Knight Foundation
Suzanne LaFetra Collier / The LaFetra Foundation
Barrie Landry / Landry Family Charitable Foundation
Suzanne Lerner
The David and Lura Lovell Foundation
Teresa R. Luchsinger / Teresa Luchsinger Giving Fund
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Susan Margolin & Neal Smith
Kay Matschullat & Allan Arffa
Nion T. McEvoy & Leslie Berriman
Michelle Mercer & Bruce Golden
Audrey & Danny Meyer
Lida & Dave Morgenstein
Susan E. Morrison
Constance Mortell
Roswitha Mueller-Agarwal & AJ Agarwal
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
Martha Newell
Nommontu Foundation
Liz & Robert Norton
Sukey Novogratz
Dan & Meagan Nye
David Panda Lee
Lauren Lexton & Kevin MacCarthy
Angus Parker
Sonja Perkins
The Pershing Square Foundation
Perspective Fund
William & Eva Price
Patty Quillin / The Meadow Fund
Debbie, Andy & Shelby Rachleff / Westridge Foundation
Cathy Raphael
Cornelia Ravenal / The Ravenal Foundation
Red Butterfly Foundation
Brenda Robinson
Peter & Pamela Rosekrans
Jamie Rosenthal Wolf, Rick Rosenthal & Nancy Stephens / The Rosenthal Family Foundation
Marjan Safinia
Regina K. Scully / Artemis Rising Foundation
Susan M. Sherrerd
Alexandra Shiva / The Susan Stein Shiva Foundation
Dick & Patty Simon
Julie Simpson
Edward & Nadia Sopher
Susan Termohlen
The Thompson Family Foundation
Time Warner Foundation
Janet & Gottfried Tittiger
Dyan Triffo
Wendy vanden Heuvel / JKW Foundation
Bernard & Jane von Bothmer
Wave Farm Media Arts Assistant Fund
Elizabeth Weatherford
Jenifer Westphal / Wavelength Productions
Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
Alexandra & Spencer Wells
Marissa C. Wesely & Fred Hamerman
The Whickers
David Winton
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
55 Washington Street
Suite 307
Brooklyn, NY 11201


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