Science fiction author David Brin features #SciFund on his blog Contrary Brin, as part of a larger discussion of citizen participation in science. He writes:
Whatever your level of involvement, you can have the satisfaction of participating in humanity’s greatest endeavor. In an era when political factions and media empires are waging relentless “war on science” this trend toward active participation – or providing some financial support – is the surest way to help support an active, vigorous, future hungry and scientific civilization.
There is also some discussion on David’s Google+ page that may interest you.