I had a VERY long reply that my browser ate right before it died, so I'll try to recreate it succinctly.
I don't know that asking Scott and Geoff to take more of their time up by monitoring an account that shouldn't get a lot of activity, and then having to act as middleman to dole out those funds for orders, would be prudent.
On the issue of ownership, though the donated FB parts belong to the team, and the team itself is free (as in voluntary, requiring no registration, obligations or responsibilities), the hosts are using their electricity, space and time to shelter these machines. Now, the project is going to continue as long as there is a TR, and as long as Stanford continues the project, but either way, by the time it ends, these machines (looking at the hardware today) will have quite a low actual value. I think we all agree that machines made solely for the advancement of the team, built by donated time and parts, were built for TR, and if it all comes to an end, the owners of TR get first say. But if the donated parts are by then throw away spares, I'd say the hosts may well have paid for them in electricity.
Granted, the project's donated parts are going to change with the times, but I think if we keep public account of who hosts what, and acknowledge that the foremost owners are Scott and Geoff (if they want 'em), everything else will take care of itself.
That was a little less well-put than my first try, but that's the jist of it.
I'll email the guys to get their opinion on ownership and accountability.