@The 8-Bit Guy There are a few fundraising channels which could fuel the X16 project well past a fundraiser
The Commander X16 store is not functional. This seems like low hanging fruit for someone who knows how to put these kind of deals together with t-shirt and knick-knack companies that will slap logos and familiar catch phrases on products of hopefully good quality.
Raffles are a great fundraiser, and the better the prize the more money can be raised from increased interest. For example, some of the early X16 hardware or other related vintage hardware as raffle prizes.
Live streaming something involving the X16 project from someone deeply involved. For example, live coding a game such as PETscii Robots and offering programming Q&A to viewers.
This is what comes to mind to help with funding. There's probably some better ideas, but this is what is popping into my head right now.