I cam across this site called kickstarter that helps artists of all types get funding for projects. I figured that, since there were a lot of young, aspiring drummers in equally aspiring bands, I would share this link with the forum.
Basically, you put up a profile, put up some packages that you think would interest fans and others, and set a date/money goal you want to reach. If its unsuccessful, the money goes back to the fans and you get nothing.
For a more in depth look at the site, check out my profile here: