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:

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

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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