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 Picture Arts and Sciences
Acton Family Giving
Alien Truth Communications
Anonymous (4)
Sarah Arison
Shizuka Asakawa
Amy C. Atkinson
Anna & Dean Backer
Robbie G.
Alexandra Bailliere
BakerHostetler LLP
Carol Banquer
Caroline Barlerin
Katheryn Berlandi
Leslie Belzberg
Katy Drake Bettner
Nancy Blachman & David desJardins
Katherine Borsecnik & Gene Weil
Bernard & Jane von Bothmer
Kim Brizzolara
Elizabeth Canner
Catapult Film Fund
Ellen & Andrew Celli
David Chan
Mable Chan / One in a Billion Productions, Inc.
Melinda & Tony Cheng
Chicory Wealth
Meredith Chin
Chronicle Books
Alexandra Codina
Annie Cooper & Tena Green
Kit Crawford & Gary Erickson
Sally Crawford
Sasha Cutter
Louise Davis
Leslie DeBauge
Anne Delaney / Starry Night Fund
Sylviane Destribats / The NDL Foundation
Laura Dierks
Abigail Disney & Pierre N. Hauser / Like A River Fund
Barbara Dobkin / Dobkin Family Foundation
Dolby Institute
Natasha & Dave Dolby
Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust
The Hon. Diana Lady Dougan
Katie Dove-Hendon & Seth Hendon
Becky Draper
Brian Driscoll
Deborah Drysdale
Dina Dublon
Educational Foundation of America
Emerson Collective
Christian Ettinger
Heidi Ettinger
The Ettinger Foundation
Wendy Ettinger
Rafaela Evans & Vanessa Evans / Red Butterfly Foundation
Alex & Patricia Farman-Farmaian
Kathleen Ferenz
Betsy & Andrew Fippinger
Laura & Michael Fisch
Arnie & Judy Fishman
The Fledgling Fund
Ellen Friedman
Stephanie & Jim Gamble
Nisha Ganatra
Genuine Article Pictures
Wesley Weissberg & David Goldberg
Granderson Des Rochers LLP
Mindy & Jon Gray
Cathy Greenwold
Linda Gruber / The Gruber Family Foundation
The Harnisch Foundation / Awesome Without Borders
Ruth Ann Harnisch
Susan Harrington
HBO Documentary Films
Michael Hirschhorn & Jimena Martinez
Barbara Ettinger Huseby & Sven Huseby
Alison Illick
Impact Partners
Thomas Campbell Jackson & Pamela Brandt Jackson
Julia Jansch
Jigsaw Productions
Dana Johnson
Junemarie Justus
Allison Kadin
Michelle & Sonny Kalsi
Musimbi Kanyoro
Ann Kaplan
The Katz Foundation
Elizabeth King / Steiner-King Foundation
Martha W. King
Suzanne LaFetra Collier / The LaFetra Foundation
Barrie Landry / Landry Family Charitable Foundation
David Panda Lee
Suzanne Lerner
Lauren Lexton & Kevin MacCarthy
Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
Loop & Tie
Teresa R. Luchsinger / Teresa Luchsinger Giving Fund
Bruce Lymburn
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Susan Margolin & Neal Smith
Kay Matschullat & Allan Arffa
Nion T. McEvoy & Leslie Berriman
Dyllan McGee & Mark Weigel
Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant of NYSCA Electronic Media/Film
Susan A. Meisel
Michelle Mercer & Bruce Golden
Audrey & Danny Meyer
Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss
Rebecca Michaels
Robin Miller
Jennifer Miner
Betsy Morgan & Jonathan Cary
Lida & Dave Morgenstein
Susan E. Morrison
Constance Mortell
Roswitha Mueller-Agarwal & AJ Agarwal
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The New York Community Trust / Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz Fund
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
Nommontu Foundation
Elaine Nonneman
Liz & Robert Norton
Sukey Novogratz
Dan & Meagan Nye
Monika & Deven Parekh / P Squared Charitable Foundation
Angus Parker
Julie Parker Benello
Patricia Patterson
Ken Pelletier & Amanda Lao
Sonja Perkins
The Pershing Square Foundation
Perspective Fund
Thao Pham
Picture Motion
Joan Platt
Natalie Ponte
Celia Powell
William & Eva Price
Susan & Nicholas Pritzker / The Scorpio Rising Fund
Abby Pucker
Rob Quaintance
Patty Quillin / The Meadow Fund
Amy Rao
Cathy Raphael
Cornelia Ravenal / The Ravenal Foundation
Reavis Page Jump LLP
Jennifer Redfearn
Patricia Reedy
Amy Richards
Brenda Robinson
The Rogovy Foundation
Peter & Pamela Rosekrans
Megan Ryan
Marjan Safinia
Pam Haas Schwab
Regina K. Scully / Artemis Rising Foundation
Irene Searles
Susan M. Sherrerd
Alexandra Shiva / The Susan Stein Shiva Foundation
Alex Simon
Dick & Patty Simon
Julie Simpson
Lekha Singh
Mona Sinha
Edward & Nadia Sopher
Nancy Stephens, Rick Rosenthal & Jamie Rosenthal / The Rosenthal Family Foundation
Kimi Takesue
Susan Termohlen
Daphne Theotocatos
The Thompson Family Foundation
Dyan Triffo
Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program
Alexandra Van Grunsven
Wendy vanden Heuvel / JKW Foundation
Vavani Productions
Elizabeth Weatherford
Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
Marissa C. Wesely & Fred Hamerman
Jenifer Westphal / Wavelength Productions
The Whickers
David Winton
Jennifer Heller Wold
Monica Wolfson
Women in Learning and Leadership
Wyncote Foundation
Pam Yates
Jacki Zehner / The Jacquelyn & Gregory Zehner Foundation
Gloria Zhu

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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