Small Business Grant

Small Business Grant Winners Announced

14 recipients from across the country will receive more than $250,000 in award grants and prizes.

Earlier this year as part of Small Business Month, Amazon Business opened applications for a new Small Business Grants program, awarding more than $250,000 in business grants and additional prizes, including one-year Business Prime memberships, to growing small businesses. Any existing Amazon Business customers with annual revenues of $1 million or less could apply, and a group of 14 semi-finalists were selected. And the results are in! After tabulating the votes placed by Amazon Business customers, today Amazon Business is announcing the recipients of the first-ever Small Business Grants program.


The Grand Prize Winner (Grant Award: $25,000, Amazon Business Prime membership - 1 year)

MusicMakers! Summer Camp

MusicMakers! Summer Camp is a small business based out of Florida. They strive to develop musicianship, character, and respect for others within a safe and secure environment, all with the goal of igniting a lifelong interest in music-making and an informed appreciation of the value and impact of music education.  

"I never dreamed my company could be recognized for an award this large. I am thrilled that going forward we will be able to help even more people with better instruments and services, and that our company's mission has been validated. This award means the world to us."

— Nicole Greggs, President, MusicMakers!

Fourteen finalists for this contest were selected by Entrepreneur magazine from a list of over 19,000 applicants. Amazon Business customers then voted for their favorites. Congratulations to all Small Business Grant winners and finalists!


Finalists (Award: $20,000, one-year Amazon Business Prime membership)

The STEM Educational Institute - New York, NY

The STEM Educational Institute (SEI) is a nonprofit corporation that provides programming that gives underrepresented high school students the technological skills needed to enter today’s workforce while building generational wealth.


Virtual X Kitchen - College Park, MD

Virtual X Kitchen aims to create a sustainable restaurant model for urban areas by maximizing kitchen space for multiple owners to share, and utilizing the newest technology to streamline our ordering process.


Glass Half Full - New Orleans, LA

Glass Half Full is reimagining recycling by diverting waste from landfills, turning it into a resource for the community, combating environmental racism, and creating high-quality green jobs in the local economy.


Aces in Motion - Gainesville, FL

Aces in Motion (AIM) is a sports-based after-school youth development program that puts best practices in action. Drawing from the sport of tennis, AIM’s goal is to help develop and support the whole child, in terms of health, academics, and social-emotional development.


Semi-Finalists (Award: $15,000, one-year Amazon Business Prime membership)

Project Giving Light - Newport Beach, CA

We celebrate foster and underserved youth across the United States with birthday boxes on their birthdays. They are filled with joy and love.


GeriHab Physical Therapy - Jackson, TN

GeriHab Physical Therapy helps people get back to their active lifestyle and enjoying activities they love without surgery, medications, pain relievers, or lots of doctor visits, in the comfort of your home, office, gym, or in their clinic.


Seattle T2P2 - Seattle, WA

“We are a menstrual product donation collective committed to disrupting period poverty throughout Seattle and beyond. We address the need for menstruation products by generating awareness, hosting donation drives, and donating 100% of the proceeds and menstruation products to organizations serving homelessness, low-income women, and students.”


Hands in Harmony - Kingston, RI

Hands in Harmony (HIH) is a Rhode Island-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides Neurologic Music Therapy services to anyone from birth to end of life. HIH helps all people reach their true potential using proven music therapy interventions grounded in neuroscience to overcome a range of physical and psychological problems.


KindVR - Alameda, CA

KindVR helps pediatric patients lower their pain and stress from medical procedures with customized virtual reality therapy.


ShoeHeals - Chicago, IL

ShoeHeals provides new shoes for those in need to restore their confidence, self-esteem, and dignity to empower them to walk forward in life.


Social Lens Research - Washington DC

Social Lens Research enables empowerment and belonging through our work, amplifying the voices of meaningful subgroups within disadvantaged populations so their needs are acknowledged in the marketplace.


ISD Innovations - Newbury Park, CA

Influence, Support, Develop & Design projects and programs to advance social, physical and mental wellness.


Softly Incorporated - Genoa, IL

Softly makes it simple to support products you believe in and shop sustainably. Softly is an easy add to your browser that compares products based on your values so you can use your purchasing power for good.


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