Amscot Financial contributes mini-grants to 22 non-profit service groups


Tampa, FL – (May 25, 2017) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $3,500 in support of 22 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:

  • The ALS Association Florida Chapter, Inc., Tampa. The Chapter fights ALS on all fronts by providing programs for people living with ALS, advocating on behalf of people living with ALS with our government leaders, creating awareness of the disease, and funding research to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure. For more information, please visit:
  • Black Nurses Rock Tampa, Tampa. Their mission is to inspire and empower innovative leaders that will serve and educate vulnerable communities. For more information, please visit:
  • Dress for Success Greater Orlando, Orlando. Women are referred to them by a diverse group of non-profit, member agencies that include homeless and domestic violence shelters, substance abuse recovery facilities and job training programs. No fees are charged to either the clients or the member agencies that utilize their services.  For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Epilepsy Services, Tampa & Lakeland. Their Family Connect program brings together children with epilepsy and their families.  Each program includes an educational component for the parents.   For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Police Athletic League, Rockledge. Create a bond between youth and Law Enforcement and provides statewide athletic competitions and also youth educational programs. For more information, please visit:
  • Gibsonton Elementary, Gibsonton. They are raising funds for students to visit various historical landmarks in Washington DC to give students the opportunity to witness new cultures first hand and experience history. For more information, please visit:
  • Hope Outreach Center Inc., Davie. HOPE Outreach offers services to almost 4,000 children, working adults, and those living on fixed incomes who find themselves suddenly unable to make ends meet due to an unexpected hardship. For more information, please visit:
  • Kids With A Call, Tampa. Kids With A Call provides meaningful and engaging lessons to children and youth, ranging in ages from 5 to 15, when schools are closed during the summer months. For more information, please visit:
  • Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc., Tampa. They provide housing and all social service resources necessary to achieve the goal of self-sufficiency as it relates to homeless veterans.  For more information, please visit:
  • Life to the Max, Inc. - The Genesis Center, Leesburg. Their goal is to impact a generation with critical skills to develop and understand opportunities available to them in the world through an exciting and innovative afterschool STEM initiative.    For more information, please visit:    
  • Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg. The 2017 Pre-K Summer Clay Camp sponsorship will underwrite scholarships for youth from low to moderate income families to attend a week of the program. For more information, please visit:
  • Mosaic Dance Project Inc., Miami. Mosaic Dance Project has recently developed a partnership with the Miami affiliate of Autism Speaks. Children with autism will visit Mosaic Dance Project's studio regularly throughout 2017 to receive individual and group dance instruction - a highly recommended activity and useful therapy to help them meaningfully connect with the world around them and the people in it. For more information, please visit:
  • Nature Coast Technical High School Allied Health Program, Spring Hill. The Allied Health Program at NCTHS is designed to help students discover medical/ health related careers post high school. This year they're sponsoring 18 students so they can take their CNA certification examination. For more information, please visit:
  • NextStep Orlando, Orlando. They provide those living with a spinal cord injury the opportunity to achieve their greatest recovery potential and an overall increased quality of life. Most are children and young adults, ages 4 and up.   For more information, please visit:
  • Osceola County Sheriff's Office Adventure Camp, Kissimmee. The Adventure Camp is for at-risk youth between the ages of 11-14. It is an overnight camp where the youth learn how to work together in many different aspects from canoeing and playing sports and other games that get them to work together in order to solve the problem. For more information, please visit:
  • Pace Center for Girls, New Port Richey. The ultimate goal of the PACE Center for Girls is to prevent girls from entering or re-entering the Juvenile Justice system and to give them a chance to build a successful future.  For more information, please visit:  
  • Partners in Action Inc., Fort Lauderdale. The mission of Partners in Action is to inspire young people to make environmental action part of everyday life. For more information, please visit:
  • Pinellas Education Foundation, Largo. The 32nd Joseph L. Carwise Achievement Awards honors elementary, middle and high school minority students who have demonstrated excellence academically and behaviorally. These students will be honored with a breakfast, receive an academic trophy and certificate and provide scholarships for eligible seniors. For more information, please visit:
  • Solid Rock's Church of God, Kissimmee. The Youth Ministry will be sponsoring their 9th Annual Back to School Extravaganza on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Their goal for this year is 500 bundles, which will contain the necessary school supplies for children to be successful. For more information, please visit:
  • Somebody Cares, Clearwater. They focus on a back to school program, a home projects for the disabled, elderly, and low-income families project, and a food program that distributes over 1 million pounds of food a year. For more information, please visit:
  • South Lake Community Ministries Inc., Clermont. Buses n' Backpacks is a program designed to eliminate hunger among more than 600 children in Lake County, Florida's underserved neighborhoods on weekends, holidays, and throughout the summer months. For more information, please visit:
  • Town of Cutler Bay, Cutler Bay. They are hosting a free back to school bash for the community to provide kids and parents with back to school essentials. 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).