I recently joined my first Kickstarter campaign. I found out about it on Linked In. Filmmakers were looking for micro-funding for a film about the life of New Mexican poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. I had just bought his collected poems at a book shop in Las Vegas, New Mexico. I love his descriptions of the streets of New Mexico, his experiences in prison and his political poems about ethnicity and class.
For as little as $25.00 I could help and become a part of the film A Place to Stand, "a documentary about Jimmy Santiago Baca’s transformation from nearly illiterate convict to award-winning poet."
For your donation, you usually get a free copy of the project results (in this case a DVD of the film) or more, depending upon the level of your donation.
See this project's Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aplacetostand/a-place-to-stand-finishing-production
If you want to support poetry projects on Kickstarter, visit www.kickstarter.com and search 'poetry' or 'poet' or 'poet documentary will get you into film projects. Hunt around in there. It's fun and it does some good out there.