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

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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