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


Tampa, FL – (September 26, 2017) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $1,500 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." says Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • All Kidney Patient Support Group, St. Petersburg. Their mission is to transform the kidney community by supporting one another to live a quality life at various stages of chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplantation. For more information, please visit:
  • American Red Cross. The Sound the Alarm campaign puts on a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. For more information, please visit:
  • Children’s Advocacy Center Osceola, Kissimmee. They bring together community partners involved in child welfare to provide a compassionate, coordinated community response to child abuse and neglect by offering a continuum of services from assessment to advocacy and treatment, all at one child-friendly location.  For more information, please visit:
  • Deltona High Blue Brigade Marching Band, Deltona. The Deltona High Blue Brigade and Color Guard is planning a trip to Nashville, TN where among other great learning activities, they will be visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame. For more information, please visit:
  • Dibia Dream, Miami. Their community outreach initiative harnesses the preexisting motivational foundation in youth by bridging their desire for excellence, leadership and sports to educate youth on other essential core value systems. They translate the skills that are required to win in sports into skills that are required to win at life. This allows for the development of a blueprint for success, in language young athletes understand. For more information, please visit:
  • Educational Foundation of Lake County, Inc., Leesburg. The ACT Reading Prep Program is designed to support students who are at risk of not graduating high school due to low performance in the reading section of the required Florida standardized test. These students have met all the requirements for graduation except the reading component. For more information, please visit:
  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43, Largo. FOP Pinellas Lodge 43 hosts an annual Memorial Golf Tournament to raise money for the families of officers killed in the line of duty. For more information, please visit:
  • Hands Up Homeless Ministries, Inc., Leesburg. The "Hands Up" Backpack Program helps restore hope to the homeless. Each month, their dedicated team of volunteers distributes backpacks to the homeless containing necessary daily items such as food and toiletries. For more information, please visit:
  • Learn Tampa Bay, Plant City. They work with children from low-income families who are at risk of failing in school. Parents receive adult literacy and parenting education to help support their children’s learning. For more information, please visit:
  • Leesburg Police Department's National Night Out, Leesburg. On October 3, 2017, 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:
  • PACE Center for Girls-Orange, Winter Park. They are a non-profit educational and counseling program for girls age 11-18 who may be having challenges at school, at home, or in the community. Girls at PACE have experienced trauma resulting from substance abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, incarceration, physical abuse and more. PACE students learn to take responsibility for their actions, make informed and positive decisions, and become independent and self-reliant citizens. For more information, please visit:
  • Pasco Sheriff's Charities - Pasco Sheriff's Office, New Port Richey. The Fishing For Families Charity Tournament will be held on November 3, 2017 out of Catches Waterfront Grill. It is a 6 hour fishing tournament to benefit the Family Support Network, the Youth Outdoor and Environmental Program and the K-9 Association. For more information, please visit:
  • Pinellas County Sheriff's Police Athletic League, Inc., St. Petersburg. It is PAL’s mission to provide positive activities, academics, mentoring, leadership training, tutoring, and life skills programming to Pinellas County youth. For more information, please visit:
  • Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education - Florida Press Educational Services, St. Petersburg. The program serves educators, students and families throughout the Tampa Bay region by teaching students how to read closely, think critically, analyze media sources and determine the authenticity of news. 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).