Amscot Financial contributes mini-grants to 13 non-profit service groups


Tampa, FL – (March 20, 2017) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $2,000 in support of 13 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:

  • Allen Community Development Incorporated, Daytona Beach. They provide tutorial and after school learning activities for youth ages 12 to 24 in a community filled with Children of Promises for Success (COPS). For more information, please call: (386) 999-0092
  • The Black History Committee of Orange County, Orlando. They have donated over $300,000 in scholarships to African American students and other minorities who wish to obtain an advanced degree.  They also donate other funds to local schools, colleges and universities in Orlando and throughout the State of Florida. For more information, please visit:
  • Boys and Girls Club of Highlands, Sebring. They provide year round care for 285 K-5th grade children.  Snacks, homework assistance, tutoring, educational programming relating to drugs, making good choices, science, technology, engineering, math and reading.  For more information, please visit:
  • Carolyn Taylor Pates Enterprizes, Inc. of South Dade Counties, Homestead. A public service charitable organization servicing the elderly, homeless, and low to no income families. They offer referral services and mentoring and feed hungry families weekly. For more information, please call: (305) 910-5259
  • Centerstone of Florida, Bradenton. The goal of The Prevention is to build a strong foundation for the children/adolescents to help them resist drugs in the future, to break the chain of abuse and give the children a chance to live healthy, happy and productive lives. For more information, please visit:
  • Citizens Alliance for Progress, Tarpon Springs. Their mission is to deliver community-based services and partner with other service providers to empower and support individuals and families to foster their personal growth and development. For more information, please visit:
  • Futures, Inc., Daytona Beach. They support educational quality for the Volusia County Public School System by directing resources toward areas of identified need, increasing community involvement and support, and encouraging open communication between the community and schools. For more information, please visit:
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association, Tampa. The George Edgecomb Bar Association partners with the Hillsborough Education Foundation every year to provide scholarships to local students. For more information, please visit:
  • Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, St Petersburg. Offers job training and employment services for adults with disabilities and for people with other barriers to self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit:
  • MADD, Tampa. Walk like MADD on March 24th, 2017 at USF! MADD will have a fundraising walk to raise awareness and eliminate drunk driving. For more information, please visit: 
  • Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, Orlando. On March 17th, Golden Oaks Apartments will be the site of an exciting “community- build” play space project (playground) that will benefit the more than 400 children and adults who live in the local neighborhood. For more information, please visit: or call (407) 671-2668
  • St. Petersburg Chamber Leadership 2017, St Petersburg. Class tuition covers a portion of the program expenses but additional funding is needed to defray costs such as meals, seminar and event enhancements, travel expenses, etc. The involvement of local organizations helps keep tuition costs low so that the LSP program remains accessible to anyone interested in participating. For more information, please visit:
  • St. Petersburg Housing Authority, St Petersburg. They have partnered with Leadership FL and the Urban League to beautify Jordan Park Apartments, a public housing development. The funds will be used to purchase the tools needed to do the work (Mulch, gloves, rakes, garbage bags Etc.). 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).