Jay Clifford, also known from his band Jump Little Children started a crowd funding campaign for his new album. Within about 24h he reached 90% of his goal.
What's different to other crowd funding events? It's also for a good cause!
Jay: "(...) a portion of the proceeds will go to a charity close to my heart, The Children’s Center in my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The good people at this unique special needs school made a real difference in the life of my nephew Errol Milner Clifford. You can read more about his story at errolclifford.com."
If you want to take part, it's on pledgemusic.com.
I also recommend to listen to his first solo album Driving Blind at myspace.