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


Tampa, FL – (July 11, 2016) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $1,500 in support of 12 different non-profit service organizations located in the Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

“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:

  • 100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale. The Leadership Academy’s mission is to equip young men with the skills necessary to succeed in life as well as an understanding and passion to give back to their communities. They provide $1000 annual scholarship for each young man that participates in the academy for more than a year and enrolls in a college or trade school. For more information, please visit:
  • Eckerd Kids, Clearwater. They have given much needed second chances to more than 168,000 children and families since 1968. They currently serve over 25,000 children & families each year through life-changing child welfare, juvenile’s justice, workforce development and behavioral health programs. For more information, please visit:
  • The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Inc., Sarasota. They provide prevention and early intervention services to young children and their families at risk for academic, social, and economic failure decreasing risk factors related to child abuse and neglect, academic and developmental delay, and behavioral and mental health disorders that create added costs to society. For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Police Athletic League, Jacksonville. They combat juvenile delinquency, drug & alcohol abuse, create a bond between youth and law enforcement and provide funds for educational training and athletic competitions. For more information, please visit:
  • H.O.P.E., Tampa. Their mission is to promote justice, fairness, and the dignity of people by engaging and training community members to act effectively together to achieve long term resolution to serious community problems.  For more information, please visit:
  • Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs. Through its exhibitions, programs and expanding collection of 20th and 21st century art, the museum strives to engage and inspire their diverse community by providing opportunities for education, enlightenment, interpretation and research to students, scholars and visitors. For more information, please visit:  
  • Miami Gardens Police Department, Miami Gardens. The National Night Out Celebration is a nation-wide attendance of 38 million people from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases world-wide will come together to promote a Police-Community Partnership through crime and violence prevention, drug awareness and neighborhood unity. The event will take place August 2, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens and will consist of a live gospel concert, free food, music, a children’s carnival and family oriented games. For more information, please visit:
  • PACE Center for Girls - Hillsborough, Tampa. PACE Center for Girls is an organization that employs a gender-specific program model to change the life trajectory of at risk middle and high school girls through counseling, education, life skills training, and social services; empowering girls to create success at home, in school, and in the community. For more information, please visit:
  • Seminole County Victim's Right Coalition, Inc. - SafeHouse of Seminole, Lake Monroe. The SafeHouse Cooking, Healthy Eating and Fitness Program helps children living in the emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence receive the knowledge and skills about nutrition and physical exercise, the learning fosters healthy eating and increases activity during and after their shelter stay. The likelihood of being overweight or obese is greater among individuals experiencing homelessness. For more information, please visit:
  • The Tiny Hands Foundation, Sarasota. The 3rd Annual Back-to-School Backpack Brigade will provide 1,500 community children in need with new backpacks filled with school supplies to begin their school year.  For more information, please visit:  
  • We're HERE To HELP, Inc., Tampa. Their mission is to guide economically and academically challenged students as they complete requirements for post-secondary credentials. For more information, please visit:  
  • Wheelchairs 4 Kids, Inc., Tarpon Springs. They are dedicated to improve the lives of children with physical disabilities by providing wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications, and other assistive and therapeutic devices. 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 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).