Amscot Financial contributes mini-grants to 12 non-profit service groups


Tampa, FL – (June 30, 2017) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $3,000 in support of 12 different non-profit service organizations located in the Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

"We want to make a positive impact on the communities we serve and partnering with key organizations helps us to achieve that." says Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Alzheimer's Association, Longwood. Amscot is the Sponsor of the Kids Zone at the Orlando Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Lake Eola Park on Saturday, October 7, 2017. For more information, please visit: 
  • Arthritis Foundation, Tampa. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. For more information, please visit:  
  • The Citrus County Historical Society, Inc., Inverness. Funds will be utilized to support History Hits the Classroom, a mobile, interactive group of exhibits engaging at least 1,600 4th graders in Florida History programs. For more information, please visit:
  • Crisis Center of Tampa, Tampa. They are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you deal with the devastating trauma of sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts and emotional or situational problems. For more information, please visit:
  • Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc., Sarasota. Girl Scouts provides the premier leadership development program for girls in grades K-12, inspiring them to achieve personal and academic success now while preparing for the careers or life journeys they choose in the future. For more information, please visit:
  • Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Inc., Miami. In 2016, Goodwill Industries of South Florida engaged almost 6,500 individuals with disabilities through a variety of programs, including vocational training, supported employment, school transition, Goodwill jobs, information and referral services. For more information, please visit:
  • Mount Dora Police Department, Mount Dora. Their Back to School Project collects and distributes bicycles, backpacks filled with brand new pencils, rulers, crayons, notebooks and more to high risk students. For so many kids who have so little, the gift of a backpack and new school supplies makes all the difference in the world. For more information, please visit:
  • The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Tampa. NC100BW is an advocacy organization that seeks to empower “Women of Color” to achieve her full potential in areas of health, education, political action, economic development and leadership. For more information, please visit:
  • Patrick Brett Foundation, St Petersburg. The Patrick Brett Foundation offers guidance, nurture ambition, promote leadership, and encourage positive change in the community, while raising funds for fresh start scholarships. For more information, please visit: 
  • Spring Hill Elementary STEAM Program, Spring Hill. The after school enrichment program teaches science, technology, engineering, arts, & math. For more information, please visit:
  • Umatilla Seventh-day Adventist Church, Umatilla. They run Hilltop Community Center to serve rural Lake County through community outreach. Thousands of individuals and families have participated in nutritional cooking classes, health expos, food and clothing distribution. For more information, please visit:
  • United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Suncoast, Largo. They offer quality programs for at-risk children, children of refugees and immigrants, citizenship education classes, adult literacy classes, housing support, shelf stable food and fresh produce for families with food insecurity.    For more information, please visit:  

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial is a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, including cash advances, check cashing, bill payment, money transfers, prepaid access cards and money orders. Amscot Financial currently operates 238 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs close to 2,000 associates. Amscot Financial has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay’s Best Places to Work for five years (2008-2012).