Are there limits or minimums for how much I can contribute?
Yes. Because it takes time and money to process a donation, there's a $1 minimum on all contributions made via ActBlue.
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 2015-16 are as follows. (Note that some differ from the 2014 limits due to the FEC's adjustments for inflation.)
- U.S. Presidential Candidates — $2,700 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 — $2,700 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) — $33,400 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 pre-set 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 superPACs or social welfare organizations listed on ActBlue.