What happens when I give to a nominee fund?

Nominee funds are a tool that allow people to donate to the eventual Democratic nominee in a specific federal race. Set up before primary elections, nominee funds give small-dollar donors a way to take action against the GOP even when elections are far off!

When you give to a nominee fund, your contribution is processed immediately just like any other contribution on ActBlue. Then when a candidates wins the Democratic nomination for a specific race, we transfer all of the money in the fund to the nominee. This means the Democrat can start their uphill challenge against the GOP in the general election with crucial grassroots support!

All available nominee funds can be found in the ActBlue directory under the “Groups and Funds” section. But please note that nominee funds are only for federal races with Republican incumbents.

Nominee funds are different than draft funds on ActBlue: Nominee funds go to whichever candidate wins a specified Democratic primary and becomes the Democratic nominee, while draft funds are a persuasion tool to encourage a specific person to run for a specific office.

As a nonprofit, we use tips from donors to pay our bills. We do not profit from any of the contributions we process, including nominee funds. You can add an optional tip for us on the contribution form when you enter your credit card information.

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