Yea, I know I'm always in here talking about F.D. websites and I was the terd that said they "usually" suck, but what about using your site as a fundraiser?
What if you could offer advertising/sponsorship pages to businesses in your community?
Tell them for $50/yr you'll put their business card/logo on your site. It'd be the EASIEST fund raiser you ever had in my opinion. Heck, make it $100/yr and get 20 sponsorships and you'd be just fine. Trust me, $100/year for advertising is down right silly cheap.