Partners and supporters

You’re number one. (Thank you!)

The majority of our support comes from listeners like you. Hundreds of people donate monthly,the average is about $7.50 a month. We’d love for you to support us too.

The good folks at Public Narrative serve as a fiscal sponsor, so your donation here is tax-deductible!

If you’d rather donate by check, or via a donor-advised fund, their address is:

Public Narrative
attn: Sharon Bechdolt
1245 S Michigan Ave #121
Chicago, IL 60605

EIN: 36-3759714

Please specify that the donation is to support An Arm and a Leg.
and please send us a note, so we can let them know to watch the mail.

All the specifics

In keeping with fiscal-transparency standards set by the Institute for Nonprofit News, we make public donors and supporters who contribute $5,000 or more in a given year.

And just to demonstrate how many folks support us, at so many levels, we like to break it all down, like this:

2022 Supporters

$10,000 – $50,000

  • KFF Health News
  • The Miami Foundation 

$5,000 – $9,999

  • David Jean


  • 11 Individual Donors
  • The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism, City University of New York


  • 8 Individual Donors


  • 130 Individual Donors


  • 259 Individual Donors

Up to $49

  • 357 Individual Donors

Special mention: Partners

Text (logo): KFF Health News

Kaiser Health News

KFF Health News is a non-profit news service committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics, and starting with Season 2 of An Arm and a Leg, they have been our production partner, providing financial and editorial support.

KFF Health News is a project of KFF, which was known until 2023 as the Kaiser Family Foundation , and is not affiliated with the giant health care provider Kaiser Permanente. They do share a common ancestor, 20th-Century industrialist Henry Kaiser, which is a fun story you can learn more about on this page, all about our partnership.

Briefly: KFF Health News is an amazing news organization, and I am so happy and proud to be working with them.

If An Arm and a Leg has you saying, “Where can I get a ton of expertly-reported, no-B.S. coverage of the U.S. health care system ?” … then you will find everything you’re looking for at

publicnarrative-logoPublic Narrative

Public Narrative is a non-profit that uses training and storytelling to elevate public discourse and promote democracy. It trains both non-profits and journalists, and it supports journalism on subjects (like the cost of health care) that are not fully-covered by existing outlets.

Public Narrative serves as our fiscal sponsor, which means donations made through them are tax-deductible.

Our very first supporters: The Chicago AWESOME Foundation


The Chicago AWESOME Foundation is a chapter of a global community “advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time.”

Trustees in each chapter put up their own money and choose grantees. They were the first to commit money to An Arm and a Leg.

We are grateful for a $1,000 grant from the Chicago AWESOME Foundation.

Dan gratefully accepts a $1,000 grant from the Chicago AWESOME Foundation and poses with their awesome giant-$1,000-bill prop.