Amscot Financial contributes mini-grants to 7 non-profit service groups


Tampa, FL – (April 19, 2019) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $1,500 to support 7 different non-profit service organizations located in the Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

“Non-profit service organizations plays a vital part in the community. And we’re proud to do our part to ensure their success,” says Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. 

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County, Highlands County. They provide a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters their doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please visit:
  • Central Florida National Black MBA Association, Orange County. Their mission is to enhance the economic growth and be the provider of choice of hard-hitting programs designed to foster economic, professional and career development of the African American community at large, through education as well as professional growth of young leaders through mentorship. For more information, please visit:
  • City of Hialeah Gardens Park and Recreation Department, Miami-Dade County. Their mission is to provide and maintain open spaces for safe and organized activities to the residents of the City of Hialeah. They boast a variety of programs for the youth in their community, such as ongoing baseball, swim team, dance classes, YMCA summer program, Neko-Do Systems Goju Ryu karate classes, soccer, and basketball leagues. For more information, please visit: 
  • The Florida Aquarium, Hillsborough County. They offer numerous educational programs to engage students of all ages to protect and restore our blue planet.  Through our sponsorship low- to moderate-income youth will have access to the Aquarium at no cost to them. For more information, please visit:
  • Pace Center for Girls West Central Region, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Orange, Hernando and Polk Counties. They address the needs of girls and have garnered recognition nationally as one of the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system. For more information, please visit:
  • Ready for Life, Pinellas County. They provide support, resources and guidance of foster care youth aging out of foster care who need to transition to adulthood. For more information, please visit:
  • Rockledge High School Project Graduation, Brevard County. The tradition of Project Graduation was established to provide a safe environment for their graduating seniors. Statistically, Grad Night is the most dangerous night of a senior’s year. This will be Rockledge High’s 35th substance-free, all-night celebration, planned and supervised by RHS seniors’ parents. The celebration is held graduation night, beginning at 11:00 PM and ending at 6:00 AM the following morning. For more information, please visit:

Amscot is Florida’s leading non-bank financial services company. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial provides convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, including cash advances, check cashing, bill payment, money transfers, prepaid access cards and money orders.  Amscot Financial currently operates 237 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) & was recently named as one of Americas’ Best Midsize Employers by Forbes.