Hello dear Jesse. Here are some possibilities/suggestions Gizmo may want to explore before closing...
Contact a niche free software hosting such as FossHost.com
; they may be wiling to assist given it's an established community.
Contact a paid host that is known to support free software such as DigitalOcean.com
, offering exclusive advertising in exchange of hosting (hey! Exclusive ads are better than no site!).
Keep the site running on a Kimsufi.com
*Only* buy servers on Black Friday (cheapest pricing / annual plan) i.e. keep the site online for some more months "El Cheapo Way", then move to yearly with quite reduced pricing).
Monitor webs such as Lowendbox.com
and similar forums. Racknerd.com
's Black Friday deals were great last year!
Run a hybrid operation: mirror as many static files as possible (i.e. downloads) on cheap file-oriented space then run the dynamic parts on minimal-but-capable resources.
Web hosting has come a long way in affordability
The dedi from the past is the cheap VPS of today