Amscot Financial contributes mini-grants to 11 non-profit service groups


Tampa, FL – (December 29, 2015) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $500 in support of 11 different non-profit service organizations located in the Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

Amscot also donated kid’s bike helmets to Lake County Schools, Toys for Tots Pinellas County, Sarasota Bay Parrot Head Club, Orlando Federal Credit Union Family Fun Day, Christmas for Kids at Eckerd College, and the Town of Cutler Bay “Tour de Parks.”

“Helping others is important to all of us at Amscot, that’s why we continue to partner with those organizations who work hard to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most,” said Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.
Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • The ALS Association, St. Petersburg.  The Greater Tampa Bay Walk to Defeat ALS is on March 5, 2016 and will raise money for research and patient services and promote ALS awareness. For more information, please visit:
  • American Cancer Society - Relay for Life, Melbourne.  The Relay for Life is a program of the American Cancer Society that raises funds for the fight against cancer. This is a community event that celebrates life, remembers those who we have lost to cancer, and fights back! For more information, please visit:
  • Boys & Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler, DeLand. The existence of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties is based on partnerships and has a rich history of collaborations with local public and faith based partners. All Clubs were established in disadvantaged communities where need is greatest and where we can make the greatest impact. For more than 23 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. For more information, please visit: 
  • Casselberry Elementary PTSA, Casselberry. Casselberry Elementary PTSA is a private, non-profit organization of parents, teachers, students, and community members who strive to better the lives of children. For more information, please visit:  
  • Champions for Children, Tampa. Kids on the Block (KOTB) is a troupe of educational puppets that perform personal safety education shows about Child Abuse Prevention and Bullies & School Safety for Hillsborough County public and private elementary school students. For more information, please visit:
  • Heart & Heart Community Outreach, Orlando. Their event on December 19, 2015 provided toys, gifts and refreshments for over 112 kids from the inner city community they serve. These youth are participants in their youth soccer program and are from families they serve through their weekly food distribution program. For more information, please visit:   
  • Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis. The Art-A-Fare 2016 is LEMA's gala fundraiser, supporting the museum's educational and programmatic missions.  It is scheduled for March 5, 2016, from 6-9pm, and features an online art auction, gala dinner, and much more. For more information, please visit:
  • National Technical Association, Kennedy Space Center. The purpose of the National Technical Association (NTA) is to assure science and technology serve the needs of disadvantaged communities at-risk. NTA members are African American NASA Engineers and other professionals who created technical programs like “the rocket force” aerospace program, “Project STAR” and “STEM Tech Neighborhood Academy” after school programs to expose disadvantaged youth to safe and fun hands-on learning activities during unsupervised hours after school. For more information, please visit:
  • Palmetto Youth Center, Palmetto. They provide a safe and wholesome environment in their community where its members - young and old - can learn, achieve, and succeed in positive and productive ways. They target youth before they are introduced to drugs, and crime, and other unhealthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit:
  • Plant City Black Heritage Celebration, Inc., Plant City. The Plant City Black Heritage Celebration Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2016 Black Heritage Educational and Cultural Festival are scheduled for February 12- 14, 2016.  This event coincides with Black History Month and provides a great opportunity for the Plant City community to honor the rich cultural history of African American nationally and as importantly locally.   For more information, please visit
  • Where Love Grows, Tampa. Where Love Grows leads the crusade against childhood hunger in their community. They currently have two programs to support this mission, one of which is their very successful family dinner night event. For more information, please visit: