Campaign committees can give gifts to charity. The amount donated to a charitable organization cannot be used for purposes that personally benefit the candidate.
Reporting on candidate forms
House and Senate committees report making charitable donations in the “Other Disbursements” category on Form 3, Line 21. The committee must itemize the donation on Schedule B for Line 21 if payments to the same payee aggregate more than $200 for the election cycle.
Reporting with FECFile
To enter a charitable donation, go to the Summary Page tab, right click on “Line 21 Other disbursements” and select ”new.”