The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

About the Grant Contest

In 2017, we celebrated our 5th anniversary of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. We’ve been moved, inspired and educated by each year’s grant winners. Our hope is that their stories and insights help you grow and succeed in your own business.

2017 Grant Contest Winners

Introducing the 2017 Grant Winners

The 2017 grant contest was our biggest ever, bringing in over 4,500 entries and record-level social media involvement. Learn more about the remarkable 10 winning businesses.

Meet the winners

Yellow Scope

Yellow Scope: Bringing Real Science to Girls

Scientists and moms Marcie Colledge and Kelly McCollum founded Yellow Scope to challenge the message that science is just for boys. Watch how these 2017 grant winners, with help from FedEx, deliver science kits designed to hook girls on science and build their confidence along the way.

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2016 Winners

Learn more about our 2016 winners — who they are, what they’re bringing to market and how they’re growing and managing their businesses.

Meet our 2016 winners

Small-Business Success Stories

Grant Winner In Blue Handmade

Read about the experiences of fellow small-business owners — we’ve collected stories, tips and plenty of other helpful resources from entrepreneurs like you who love following their dreams.

Meet and learn from past winners

What a Difference a Grant Makes

Past Grant Winners

Discover how three different past grant contest winners used their winnings to make a significant impact on the growth of their business.

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How to Capture Your Story on Video

Whether it’s for the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest or social media, you can capture your best self with these tips for making simple, high-quality videos on a smartphone.

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