Amscot Financial contributes mini-grants to 13 non-profit service groups


Tampa, FL – (February 24, 2015) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently gave mini-grants of $250 to $1,000 to 13 non-profit service organizations in the Florida communities it serves. Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Bakas Horses for Handicapped, Tampa.  Provides therapeutic horseback riding activities for children and adults afflicted with disabilities across a wide spectrum of physical and mental handicaps. For more information, please visit:
  • Cypress Center for Well-Being, Brandon. Their mission is to empower individuals, businesses and communities to Create a Better Life From the Inside Out through education, mentoring, personal and professional development. For more information, please visit:
  • Deliver the Dream, Ft. Lauderdale. Provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis. Through consistent, advocacy, stewardship and productive partnerships, they deliver highly effective programs that enable those undergoing crisis or chronic illness to regain strength, mend spirits and become families and kids again. For more information, please visit:
  • Early Learning Coalition, Spring Hill. Their annual Storybook Forest event on April 11th emphasizes the importance of reading and dozens of local early learning centers participate and inspire children with stories and various arts n crafts projects. For more information, please visit:
  • Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, Clearwater. Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County promotes family stability by providing innovative and affordable housing solutions to qualified individuals and families. In partnership with the community, they work toward our ultimate goal of eliminating substandard housing throughout the county. For more information, please visit:
  • Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County, Casselberry. Their mission is to reduce poverty housing and homelessness in the Seminole County & Greater Apopka community by building decent, affordable, energy-efficient homes for those in need. For more information, please visit:
  • Orange County Library System, Orlando. Through continuous innovation, the Orange County Library System will create a well informed, well connected community, making Orange County a great place to live, learn, work, and play. A free summer enrichment program is available to Orange County students. For more information, please visit:
  • Plant City Black Heritage Celebration Inc., Plant City. Offering awareness to Plant City and surrounding communities of rich African American art culture and history. For more information, please visit:
  • Sanford Police Explorers, Sanford. The Explorer program provides experiences to help young people mature and to become responsible and caring adults. These young adults learn ethical decision making through positive social interaction, leadership development, hands-on experience, problem solving skills, and service to the community.  For more information, please visit:
  • Second Chance Recovery, Murdock. Provides positive, safe and clean housing for families with children who wish to leave addictive lifestyles.  For more information, please visit:
  • Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Inc., Tampa. Offers the community a blend of African and African American art, culture and history. For more information, please visit:
  • The Village Family Foundation, Brandon. Enriches the lives of children, facilitates parent/teacher communications, engages parents and supports educators to enhance each students educational growth within the school and the community.  For more information, please visit:
  • Vision to Victory Human Services Corporation, North Miami. They are committed to strengthening families and communities utilizing education and training; and community and economic development activities that will enhance, preserve and restore family unity, self-sufficiency and sustainable communities. For more information, please visit:

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial is a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, including check cashing, bill payment, money transfers, cash advances, prepaid cards and money orders through its wholly owned division, Amscot International Money Order Company.  Amscot Financial currently operates more than 200 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs more than 2,000 employees. Amscot Financial has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay’s Best Places to Work for five years. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at