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


Ian MacKechnie presents donation checkTampa, FL – (October 8, 2015)

Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $1,000 in support of 11 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," says Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. "Partnering with key organizations helps us to achieve that." 

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Cypress Elementary School, New Port Richey.  The Positive Behavior System (PBIS) is a school wide behavior plan to encourage all students to follow behavior expectations by rewarding the positive, and establishing individualized plans for students as required.  For more information, please visit:
  • Dress for Success Tampa Bay, Tampa. The Going Places Network is a job search training program that assists disadvantaged women with their job search efforts by providing them with the career development tools they need to help them thrive in work and in life. For more information, please visit:
  • Faces of Courage Cancer Camps, Tampa. A medically supervised yearly weekend camp for children diagnosed with any type of cancer or blood disorder and their well siblings, at no cost to the families. The children do  traditional camping activities like canoeing, tie dye, archery, arts and crafts, drumming, ice cream socials and lots more.  For more information, please visit:
  • Greater Mt. Carmel Development Corp, Tampa. Using Dance as an instrument for children to achieve success, while learning the benefits of exercise and discipline. For more information, please visit:
  • R. W. Saunders Public Library Foundation, Tampa. They focus on improving the conditions of children by educational, cultural and social opportunities. For more information, please visit:
  • Hernando County Parks & Recreation Dept., Brooksville. The 25th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival is a family/fun/SAFE Halloween event offering costume contests for pets/children ages 0-12, hay rides, a haunted house, carnival-type games for children, food & local talent entertainment.  The event date is Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. For more information, please visit:
  • Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg. On, October 8, 2015, the Leesburg Police Department will host Leesburg’s National Night Out at Susan Street Complex between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.  National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  For more information, please visit:
  • Middleton High School Robotics, Tampa. They are an organization that brings together students with varied socio-economic backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, genders and life experiences.  These students have common goals: to learn together, to help each other, to better themselves, to help the community at large and to compete on a competitive level. For more information, please visit:
  • Tampa Bay Black Chambers of Commerce, Tampa. Brings together local business owners, corporations, Not for Profit/ for Profit organizations along with entrepreneurs, vendors and the Tampa Bay community partnering and providing job opportunities, community growth, health & wellness awareness and finance & wealth management. For more information, please visit:
  • Umoja, Tampa. They will be taking 40 middle and high school aged students (and chaperones) from East Tampa to visit Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL.  This college tour will be a first-hand view as well as an opportunity to learn about college life, programs, and academics offered by the institution.  Edward Waters College’s offers all interested students an option to attend college if they desire to do so. For more information, please visit
  • The BIG Entertainment Group Inc., Sarasota. The B.I.G. Entertainment Group will host an elegant night of music, dinner and dancing for daughters of all ages and their fathers or father figures @ PTC - St. Pete Campus. This event is a community event which aims to create lasting memories as we celebrate the special bond between dads and daughters. Strong families strengthen communities. 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 239 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs about 1,800 employees. 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). For more information on Amscot’s products and services, community involvement, and career opportunities, please visit the company’s website at