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 LUNA Bar LUNAFEST 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 MMHBO Fund Betsy Morgan & Jonathan Cary Lida & Dave Morgenstein Susan E. Morrison Constance Mortell Roswitha Mueller-Agarwal & AJ Agarwal National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Netflix 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 Participant 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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