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:

Beth Aala Artemae & Jerry Anderson Sarah Arison Amy Augustino Anna & Dean Backer Brandee Barker Leslie Belzberg Nicole Betancourt Katherine Borsecnik & Gene Weil Gwenn Cagann Holly Carter Hannah Celli Lori Cheatle Chris White Nekisa Cooper Kit Crawford & Gary Erickson Lauren Davis Mehra den Braven Ramona Diaz Barbara Dobkin / Dobkin Family Foundation Katie Dove-Hendon & Seth Hendon Dina Dublon Lauren Embrey Larry S. Enten & Judy A. Schlosser Rafaela Evans & Vanessa Evans / Red Butterfly Foundation Joanne Feinberg Ina Fichman Sydney Fishman Bridgette Fry Abby Ginzberg Jane Greenberg Sally Grimes Pam Haas Schwab Susan Harrington Jennifer Heller Wold Christie Herring Stephen Hile Thomas Campbell Jackson & Pamela Brandt Jackson Chandra Jesse Allison Kadin Mary Katzke Kirsten Kelly Elizabeth King / Steiner-King Foundation Christina Kramlich & Peter Bowie Anne Lai Grace Lee Beth Levison Caroline Libresco Teresa R. Luchsinger / Teresa Luchsinger Giving Fund LUNA Bar The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Kay Matschullat & Allan Arffa Dyllan McGee & Mark Weigel Michelle Mercer & Bruce Golden Cheryl Miller Houser Lida & Dave Morgenstein Roswitha Mueller-Agarwal & AJ Agarwal National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Sheila Nevins Peggy Newell Liz & Robert Norton Molly O’Brien Angus Parker Sonja Perkins Anayansi Prado Susan & Nicholas Pritzker / The Scorpio Rising Fund Ambreen Qureshi Cornelia Ravenal / The Ravenal Foundation Tamar Renaud Juliette Richey Michelle Robinson Marjan Safinia Jill Sheinberg Alexandra Shiva / The Susan Stein Shiva Foundation Alex Simon Vaishali Sinha LeLoni Smith Martha Spanninger StenoCaptions LLC Rebecca Stern Susan Termohlen Jill Tidman Hemal Trivedi Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program Caroline von Kuhn Elizabeth Weatherford Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin Nina Weiss Zoota Jenifer Westphal / Wavelength Productions Christine Woodhouse Pam Yates Amy Ziering
Amy Anderson ANONYMOUS (6) Amy C. Atkinson Robbie B Barbara Jones Memorial Fund Kirsten Beckwith Katheryn Berlandi Nancy Blachman & David desJardins Michelle Byrd Marcy Carsey Ellen & Andrew Celli Mable Chan / One in a Billion Productions, Inc. Meredith Chin Patrick Connolly Lena Cosentino David and Natasha Dolby Fund Leslie DeBauge Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation Abigail Disney & Pierre N. Hauser / Like A River Fund Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust Deborah Drysdale Educational Foundation of America Joe Enten Wendy Ettinger / The Ettinger Foundation Monica W. Faulkner Tracy & Mark Ferron Tiffany Fisher-Love Jonathan Friedman & Ilana Trachtman Jennifer Gilomen Mindy & Jon Gray Cathy Greenwold Carla Gutierrez J.R. Hardman Judith Helfand Kim Hendrickson Nikki Heyman Imagine Entertainment Peggy Jennings in honor of Hazel Jennings & Dan Denegre Junemarie Justus The Katz Foundation Colleen Keegan Hannah Y Kim Katie Kita Suzanne LaFetra Collier / The LaFetra Foundation David Panda Lee Amy Letourneau Ursula Liang Carrie Lozano Luminate Bruce & Linda Lymburn Susan Margolin & Neal Smith Nion T. McEvoy & Leslie Berriman Susan A. Meisel Audrey & Danny Meyer Betsy Morgan & Jonathan Cary Constance Mortell Justine Nagan Netflix New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Elaine Nonneman Dan & Meagan Nye Natalie Orfalea Richard Ray Perez Perspective Fund Charlaine Prill Rob Quaintance Cathy Raphael Sian-Pierre Regis Yoruba Richen Brenda Robinson Yvonne Russo Irene Searles Susan Sheu & Brian Colker Melissa Silverstein Lekha Singh Sky Sitney Pallavi Somusetty Starry Night Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation Nancy Stephens, Rick Rosenthal & Jamie Rosenthal / The Rosenthal Family Foundation Rahdi Taylor The Thompson Family Foundation Janet & Gottfried Tittiger Jean Tsien Bernard & Jane von Bothmer Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant of NYSCA Electronic Media/Film Jael Weinberg Marc Weiss & Nancy Meyer Marissa C. Wesely & Fred Hamerman Monica Wolfson Wyncote Foundation Alessandra Zeka
Hanan Abdalla Brian Anderson Jennifer Arnold Jameka Autry Carol Banquer Adam Beach Samantha Berger / Berger Family Foundation Katy Drake Bettner Gabrielle Burton Elizabeth Canner Beth Castle David Chan Chicory Wealth Cinetic Media James Costa Sasha Cutter & Aaron Hsu Louise Davis Sylviane Destribats / The NDL Foundation Erika Dilday Dolby Institute Anna Drabek Alicia Dwyer Emerson Collective Michael Enten Jessie Fairbanks Maddy Feldman Laura & Michael Fisch Mary Ford Alexis Galfas Andrea Glimcher Tena Green & Annie Cooper Linda Gruber / The Gruber Family Foundation Elysa Hammond Karen Hayes Susan Henderson Robin Hessman Michael Hirschhorn & Jimena Martinez Kristi Jacobson Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Holen S. Kahn Keane Family Foundation Frannie Hall Kieschnick Martha W. King Jess Kwan Barrie Landry / Landry Family Charitable Foundation Suzanne Lerner Lauren Lexton & Kevin MacCarthy Cynthia Lohr Debbie Lum LUNAFEST Alana Maiello Sharon Ferguson Maxwell Rivkah Beth Medow Dana Merwin MMHBO Fund Susan E. Morrison Alyce Myatt Raphaela Neihausen The New York Community Trust / Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz Fund Laura Nix Sukey Novogratz Nico Opper Ken Pelletier & Amanda Lao The Pershing Square Foundation William & Eva Price Abby Pucker / Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation Jen Rainin Jennifer Redfearn Amy Richards Nancy Morgan Ritter Anne Roney Jyoti Sarda Susan M. Sherrerd Paula D. Silver Julie Simpson Gretchen Sisson Ruthy Somalo Lina Srivastava Michèle Stephenson Kimi Takesue Sara Terry Denali Tiller Thuy Tran Wendy vanden Heuvel / JKW Foundation Nanfu Wang Wendy Wecksell Hilary Weinstein Yvonne Welbon Jennifer E. Wilson World of HA Productions Jacki Zehner / The Jacquelyn & Gregory Zehner Foundation Malika Zouhali-Worrall

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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