I was thinking about this over the past few days, and just saw another post where someone was looking to run a Carfax on a car and it came up again: crowdfunded Carfax checks for the OppositeLock community.

My initial thought that is that it can be done with very little front-end effort/problems. The best site (in my opinion) for doing this is Tilt. They allow you to use crowdfunding for whatever you want - and it's simple to do.

My thoughts would be that once the money has been collected (continues to be collected as an on-going effort) how is it determined who ahs control of the money for the Carfax reports?

I think this is a GREAT idea and that everyone could benefit from it. And I think it's safe to say that everyone would be happy if there's a way to make this work.