Amscot Financial contributes mini-grants to 14 non-profit service groups


Tampa, FL – (December 12, 2016) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $1,000 in support of 14 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." said Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • AMIkids Tampa, Tampa. They are dedicated to helping youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids' mission is to protect public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff while working in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.  For more information, please visit:
  • Blossom Montessori, Clearwater.  Their philosophy of combining the programming of Montessori with expertise in Deaf education creates the perfect environment for their students.  Each child is treated as an individual and they strive to do everything it takes to advance every child to his or her maximum potential. For more information, please visit:
  • Brandon Elks Lodge #2383, Brandon. The Brandon Elks Lodge host a dinner for veterans from the James A. Haley Hospital and Liberty Manor for Veterans, a home for homeless and disabled veterans.  This community event is open to the public as a meet and greet with the veterans that reside within the community. For more information, please visit:  
  • Central Florida Health Care, Winter Haven. It is their mission to increase access to affordable, quality primary and preventative health care and is their vision to improve health, enhance quality of life, develop strong solid partnerships and to focus on excellence. For more information, please visit:
  • Coconut Creek High School Band, Coconut Creek. The students are in need of uniforms, instruments and assistance with transportation.  They are seeking support to re-establish the band. For more information, please visit:
  • Family Christian Center, Clermont. The Lights and Ladders Community Event is run on Sky Zone and FCC Property, organized and run by Sky Zone and the Clermont Police Department, with support of the Clermont Fire Department and the City of Clermont. The theme and primary activity at the event is a massive, bracketed dodgeball tournament between 100 local kids and members of the Clermont Police and Fire Departments. The event serves multiple purposes in strengthening and bringing the community together. For more information, please visit:
  • Human Development Center, Inc., Tampa. Their mission is dedicated to providing group home living, adult day training, life skills, transportation, education and employment to adult males diagnosed with intellectual disabilities such as autism, and intensive behavioral issues. For more information, please visit:
  • Lake Wales Police Department, Lake Wales. “Shop with a Cop” is a program where officers from the agency team up with local businesses and provide a Christmas event for children and families in need. For more information, please visit:
  • Middleton High School Robotics Club, Tampa. Middleton is the first high school in Florida that is Stem certified by AdvancedEd.  They have competed in many robotics competitions and won dozens of tournaments, including World Robotics championships. For more information, please visit:
  • Pinellas Sheriff’s PAL, St. Petersburg. The Pinellas Sheriff's Police Athletic League opened its doors in 2001, and is currently providing tutoring, mentoring and sports activities at the PAL Sports Complex and the PAL Connection Center in mid-Pinellas County.  For more information, please visit:
  • People Helping People in Hernando Inc., Spring Hill. Weekend hunger and lack of access to sufficient food is a serious problem for many children in Hernando County.  PHP provides take-home food at numerous school sites for over 600 children each weekend. For more information, please visit:   
  • Rockledge Senior High School, Rockledge. Project Graduation is a non-profit program offered at many high schools in the United States, in which organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party, in lieu of student-run events with alcohol or drugs. For more information, please visit:
  • USF Upward Bound, Tampa. Their goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. USF UBP serves Hillsborough County high school students living in low-income households or households in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree (first-generation college students). For more information, please visit:
  • USO Central Florida, Kissimmee. ‘That’s My Dress!’ benefits the military members and their families through a one-of-a-kind program offering. It directly impacts the teenage daughters of our service members, spouses, and active duty service women. We honor the military family unit by providing a program that improves morale and lifts spirits, reminding the participants that we recognize their sacrifices and are grateful for their service. 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).