Have you ever heard of Kickstarter? According to its Web site, Kickstarter is the "largest funding platform for creative projects in the world." Simply start your project on their site and share it with the community. Anyone (with a major credit card), anywhere can pledge to any project on Kickstarter. Starting a project costs you nothing! Check out the 100 most funded projects in Kickstarter history. Why not give it a try? You've got nothing to lose.
Here are the guidelines: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/guidelines. Good luck!