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


Tampa, FL – (April 15, 2016) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $500 in support of 13 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:

  • Central Florida Women's Learning Center, Apopka. They are a non-profit organization that offers training to disadvantaged women in their community. Their goal is to provide the necessary training to prepare women to enter and succeed in corporate America. For more information, please visit:
  • Communities in Schools, Brooksville. Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. For more than 30 years, CIS has had a focused mission: bringing community resources and caring adults into schools, so that all children have the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. For more information, please visit:
  • Disston Academy for Progress and Enterprise, Largo. Disston Academy's financial literacy program provides financial education to at risk-youth. The program teaches the youth about how to maintain checking and savings accounts. The program teaches them how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it and how that person donates it to help others. For more information, please visit:
  • Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, Dunedin. They help support the Scottish Heritage and Culture of Dunedin, through the visual and performance arts of dancing, piping, drumming, and athletics. For more information, please visit:
  • Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, Orlando. In 1999, Florida law established the Early Learning Coalition to ensure children ages birth to five experienced the benefits of a developmentally appropriate, research based early education services while respecting the role of the parent as a child’s first teacher. For more information, please visit:
  • Eckerd Kids, Clearwater. The Eckerd mission is to provide and share solutions that promote the well-being of children and families in need of a second chance.  Their vision is to ensure that each child has the opportunity to succeed. For more information, please visit:
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association, Tampa. For over 30 years, the George Edgecomb Bar Association has tirelessly dedicated itself to the advancement of minorities in the legal profession and to increasing the profession's involvement in both community affairs and public service. For more information, please visit:
  • Girl Scout Troop #323. They help girls discover their potential and develop the skills they need to thrive. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information, please visit:
  • Kids With A Call, Inc., Tampa. A full time Summer Camp and tutoring program that engages students, ranging in ages from 5 to 15, in educational learning activities, field trips, Taekwondo, music, art, health science, social studies, math, character building, patriotism, history, and team building. For more information, please visit:
  • Quest, Inc., Tampa & Orlando. Quest, Inc. is Central Florida’s most comprehensive provider of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The mission of Quest is to, through quality and innovation, build communities where people with disabilities achieve their goals. For more information, please visit:
  • Rotary's Camp Florida, Inc., Bradenton. Rotary's Camp Florida provides barrier free camping facilities to children and adults with special needs. This is a unique camp that allows special needs campers, who are electricity dependent, an opportunity to camp in a semi-rustic environment. The facility can accommodate campers that use wheel chairs and those with specialized medical equipment. For more information, please visit:
  • Special Olympics Florida, Clermont. Project UNIFY is an education-based project that activates young people as agents of change, fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. For more information, please visit:
  • The Tampa Film Institute, Inc., Tampa. Family Day for the Gasparilla International Film Festival is a free annual event that is intended to include families and children in the festival and expose them to the arts.  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).