Voting is now open!

It's time to vote in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Click "Vote now" to view the contest gallery and vote for your favorite business. Your vote means more opportunity for that business to make it to the Top 100 finalists. Vote once per 24-hour period.

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And don’t forget, you can still enter the contest — the entry period is open until May 30.

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Entry Period

May 3 - May 30

Submit your business story, photos and optional video.


Voting Period

May 17 - June 13

Campaign for your business.


Top 100 Announced

June 20

See who made it to the finalist phase.


Winners Announced

July 11

Join us in celebrating the grant winners.

Boost your business's visibility

Already entered? The number of votes you get will boost your business’s visibility and it’s one of the many factors we’ll consider when choosing the Top 100 finalists and winners. So start promoting your entry today!

Voting rules alert: Buying votes from anyone, or giving discounts or gifts in exchange for votes, is strictly prohibited. Any entrant in violation of these rules will be disqualified.

To get more votes, be sure to:

  • Find your entry in the contest gallery, then share the link with friends, family and fans, and encourage them to vote.
  • Use the voting badge provided on your contest profile on your website, social media sites or wherever fans may see it.

It's worth entering

Past winners share how to create a strong entry and why entering the contest gives you more than a shot at prize money.

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There's still time to enter!

Haven't entered yet? Don't worry, you have until May 30, 2016 to share your story, enter and start getting votes.

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Your small business could win one of these grants:

  • One (1) grand prize grant of $25,000
  • One (1) grant of $15,000
  • Eight (8) grants of $7,500

Before the contest begins, prep your entry by completing the following:

  • Write a short profile about your business — details could include the story of how you got started and what makes you stand out in your community or industry.
  • Gather four photos of your business or product (including one logo).
  • Create a one-minute video of your "elevator pitch" about your business story (suggested, but optional).

Your story will appear on your public contest profile along with your photos and optional video.

Here are a few ways to help you complete the entry process smoothly:

  • Review the sample entry forms before you start. Note the word counts and photo sizes.
  • Write your profile in another document and edit it before you type into the entry form.
  • Once you submit your entry form you will not be able to edit it.

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