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
Anonymous (4)
Shizuka Asakawa
Amy C. Atkinson
Anna & Dean Backer
BakerHostetler LLP
Caroline Barlerin
Leslie Belzberg
Katy Drake Bettner
Katherine Borsecnik & Gene Weil
Bernard & Jane von Bothmer
Betsy Morgan & Jonathan Cary
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
Beth and Jeffrey Cohen Charitable Fund
Kit Crawford
Sasha Cutter
Louise Davis
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
Natasha & Dave Dolby
Dolby Institute
Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust
The Hon. Diana Lady Dougan
Becky Draper
Deborah Drysdale
Dina Dublon
Educational Foundation of America
Emerson Collective
The Ettinger Foundation
Wendy Ettinger
Christian Ettinger
Sven Huseby & Barbara Ettinger Huseby
Heidi Ettinger
Rafaela Evans & Vanessa Evans / Red Butterfly Foundation
Alex & Patricia Farman-Farmaian
Tracy & Mark Ferron
Laura & Michael Fisch
Julie Fisher Cummings
The Fledgling Fund
Ford Foundation
Ellen Friedman
Nisha Ganatra
Genuine Article Pictures
Wesley Weissberg & David Goldberg
Granderson Des Rochers LLP
Mindy & Jon Gray
Cathy Greenwold
Linda Gruber / The Gruber Family Foundation
Kevin & Donna Gruneich
The Harnisch Foundation / Awesome Without Borders
Ruth Ann Harnisch
Susan Harrington
HBO Documentary Films
Seth Hendon & Katie Dove-Hendon
Michael Hirschhorn & Jimena Martinez
Impact Partners
Thomas Campbell Jackson & Pamela Brandt Jackson
Jigsaw Productions
Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
Junemarie Justus
Michelle & Sonny Kalsi
Ann Kaplan
Karsten Family Foundation
The Rachel & Drew 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
Hope Litoff
Loop & Tie
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
Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant of NYSCA Electronic Media/Film
Susan A. Meisel
Michelle Mercer & Bruce Golden
Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss
Danny & Audrey Meyer
Lida & Dave Morgenstein
Constance Mortell
Roswitha Mueller-Agarwal & AJ Agarwal
Michele Balfour Nathoo
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The New York Community Trust / Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz Fund
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
Elaine Nonneman
Liz & Robert Norton
Sukey Novogratz
Dan & Meagan Nye
Monika & Deven Parekh / P Squared Charitable Foundation
Angus Parker
Julie Parker Benello
Ken Pelletier & Amanda Lao
Sonja Perkins
The Pershing Square Foundation
Perspective Fund
Picture Motion
Joan Platt
William & Eva Price
Rob Quaintance
Patty Quillin / The Meadow Fund
Cathy Raphael
Cornelia Ravenal / The Ravenal Foundation
Reavis Page Jump LLP
Brenda Robinson
The Rogovy Foundation
Peter & Pamela Rosekrans
Jamie Rosenthal, 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
Alex Simon
Julie Simpson
S. Mona Sinha
Edward & Nadia Sopher
Susan Termohlen
The Thompson Family Foundation
Janet & Gottfried Tittiger
Dyan Triffo
Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program
Vavani Productions
Elizabeth Weatherford
Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
Marissa C. Wesely & Fred Hamerman
Jenifer Westphal / Wavelength Productions
The Whickers
David Winton
Jennifer Heller Wold
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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