Are there limits or minimums for how much I can contribute?
Yes. There's a $1 minimum on all contributions made via ActBlue, because it takes time and money to process a donation.
Contributions made via the ActBlue website are the same as those made in other ways (e.g. through the mail, at a fundraiser, etc.) and are counted against relevant contribution limits.
Contribution limits for 2019-20 are as follows. (You can also find these limits on the FEC's website.) Note that some differ from the 2018 limits due to the FEC's adjustments for inflation.
- U.S. Presidential Candidates — $2,800 per election to each candidate. (Primary and general elections are counted as separate elections, even if the primary is uncontested.)
- U.S. House and Senate candidates — $2,800 per election to each candidate. (Primary and general elections are counted as separate elections, even if the primary is uncontested.)
- Federal PACs (e.g. ActBlue) — $5,000 per year to each PAC.
- National Party Committees (e.g. the DNC, DSCC, DCCC) — $35,500 per year to each national party committee.
- State and Local Party Committees — Combined $10,000 limit for party committees in each state.
For state and local campaigns, the contribution limits vary by state or municipality. These limits are placed on contributions to the state or local party's federal account.
We’ve built ActBlue so that each contribution form is preset to accommodate each jurisdiction’s contribution limits, but if you have follow up questions, you can be in touch with us.
Note: There is no limit on the amount you can donate to social welfare organizations or independent expenditure-only PACs listed on ActBlue.