I am currently in a financial situation and already know I won't be able to afford the server payment on July 18th. It's not looking too good, and without some help we are going to have to downgrade to a home server or a very cheap host. I didn't want it to come to this but I'm honestly not sure what's going to happen at this point.
Our current bill is $140 a month and this is for a very high end server. It's why we can run so many plugins without any major lag issues. This will be a hard goal to reach. Our alternative is to rent a hosted minecraft server for around $40 a month but I'll likely have to strip down some of the extra plugins to lighten the load.
If you can do anything to help this month's server payment, please paypal me using the address firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also just donate through the store and pick up some items or VIP. The store will be taken down by August 1st to comply with mojang rules.