I've just backed The Chuubo's Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine on Kickstarter. I've backed several other role playing game projects over the last year, including Magicians: A Language Learning RPG, The Guide to Glorantha, Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls, Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition, Fate Core, and Golden Sky Stories, among others. Kickstarter is definitely the new way to fund many major RPG projects, and I'm very excited to be part of these endeavors.
If you're not familiar with Kickstarter, have a look. Usually, when you support a project, you get some sort of reward, game books, sometimes print, sometimes digital, in the case of those above. If you're a teacher, ask your accountant about treating them as tax deductions!