Amscot Financial contributes mini-grants to 16 non-profit service groups


Tampa, FL – (September 1, 2016) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $1,000 in support of 16 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:

  • Advocates for Safer Communities, Inc., Riverview. The program provides support to victims and co-victims of violent crime tragedies and serves youth and families in general through intervention and prevention workshops and motivational presentations with an emphasis on anti-crime, anti-gun, anti-gang and personal safety. For more information, please call (813) 414-1001
  • A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay, Brandon. They provide emergency residential services to children from infancy to age 17 who have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. For more information, please visit:
  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida - East Altamonte Branch, Altamonte Springs. They provide services daily to approximately 130 at-risk youth, free of charge. The summer session operates under a Federal Grant Program called 21st Century which offers math, science, reading, and other educational activities. For more information, please visit:
  • Dress for Success Tampa Bay, Inc., Tampa. Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. For more information, please visit:
  • Easter Seals Florida, Inc., Orlando. The Murray Child Development Center provides inclusive high quality early literacy, therapies and developmental programming for children with disabilities/special needs as well as typically developing children, from birth to 5 years of age. For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Association for the Education of Young Children, Tampa. Advocates for quality early childhood education. The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children’s 3000 members serve in all levels of early childhood education, working directly with thousands of families with children. For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation, Tallahassee. Their mission is to provide additional resources for the Guardian ad Litem Program, its volunteers, and its affiliated circuit non-profit organizations in order to promote Guardian ad Litem representation for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Florida’s dependency system. For more information, please visit:
  • Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties Inc., Bartow. They promote and support healthy pregnancies, babies, and families by providing a maternal and child health system of care through community partnerships. For more information, please visit:
  • Hillsborough Literacy Council, Tampa. They are a volunteer-based nonprofit organization committed to helping adults achieve basic reading and writing skills as well as English comprehension and communication skills. For more information, please visit:
  • Leesburg Police Department's National Night Out, Leesburg. On October 4, 2016, 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:   
  • Mount Dora Police Department National Night Out, Mount Dora. On October 4, 2016, the Mount Dora Police Department will be hosting their National Night Out at Target in Mount Dora. National Night Out promotes crime prevention, safety, and community involvement. For more information, please email: [email protected]   
  • Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The Museum of Fine Arts will collaborate with educators from the Pinellas County School District for an Art Mobile that will highlight the Museum’s diverse collection and align Florida’s Next Generation State Standards in Visual Arts and connect to Florida State Standards in English and Language Arts. For more information, please visit:
  • Pasco Mental Health Foundation, Inc., Pasco. The voucher program pays for mental health evaluation, counseling, therapy, medication and transportation to improve quality of life for anyone suffering from a mental health issue -whether mild or severe. For more information, please visit:
  • P&P Helping Hand Foundation, Inc., Frostproof. They host a yearly Community Christmas where they collect donations from companies, other organizations, and businesses to give to the under-served families in their community. They have assisted over 350 families with food, clothes, toys and other items that the under-served families needed to help make their Christmas a success. For more information, please visit:
  • The Children’s Home, Inc., Tampa. They provide a safe, nurturing environment for children ages 6-17 who have been abused, abandoned and neglected and have nowhere else to turn. The home provides mental health services to help the child overcome the effects of abuse and neglect, educational programs to help the child stay on pace in school and activity programs to develop a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please visit:
  • St. Petersburg Police Department, St. Petersburg. The St. Petersburg Police Department is “Giving Crime a Going Away Party” at the annual National Night Out . The event will take place October 4, 2016 in the parking lot of Gateway Target, 8151 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. North, St. Petersburg. 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). For more information on Amscot’s products and services, community involvement, and career opportunities.