Amscot Financial Offers Mini-Grants to 23 Non-Profit Service Groups


Tampa, FL – (June 8, 2021) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants, totaling $15,000, to service organizations throughout Florida. 

“Supporting local non-profits is vital to empowering our communities, especially in challenging times,” said Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “Each of these organizations is doing important work, and it’s an honor to help their missions endure.”

Mini-grants went to the following 23 non-profits organizations:

  • A Child's Future, Marion County: This foundation helps disadvantaged children by providing direct social services and coordination with other agencies to monitor and improve their lives. For more information, please visit: 
  • Achieving Engineering Driven Innovation (AEDI) Foundation, Pinellas County: This foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities in STEM education to under-privileged children. For more information, please visit:
  • Beyond the Spectrum, Sarasota County: This organization serves children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum (as well as related disorders) with therapy and the education needed to reach their highest potential. For more information, please visit:
  • College Fund of Pinellas County, Pinellas County: This foundation provides scholarships to Pinellas County students in need. For more information, please visit:
  • Dress for Success Greater Orlando, Orange County: This foundation focuses on empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools to help them thrive in both work and in life. For more information, please visit:
  • Faces of Courage, Hillsborough County: This foundation is dedicated to providing educational and recreational opportunities for kids with cancer, free of charge. For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Fair Housing Alliance, Miami-Dade County: This organization supplies food and vaccination distribution to underserved communities. For more information, please visit:
  • Girls, Inc., Pinellas County: This group provides services to girls, including out-of-school and camp programs, encouraging self-esteem and confidence. For more information, please visit:
  • Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco, Pinellas and Pasco Counties: This organization provides affordable housing and opportunities to individuals and families throughout the community. They also assist in purchasing bikes for under-privileged children. For more information, please visit:
  • Hands up Homeless Ministries, Lake County: This organization works to end homelessness and poverty by providing year-round emergency shelter, a variety of rental assistance programs and other supportive services centered on affordable housing. For more information, please visit:
  • Inspire Equine Therapy, Pinellas County: This group seeks to improve the lives of individuals and veterans with disabilities through therapeutic riding and other equine related programs. For more information, please visit:
  • Miami-Dade Fair & Expo's, Miami-Dade County: The Youth Fair supports youth achievement programs throughout the year, showcasing the artistic, academic and athletic talents of more than 63,000 public, charter, private and home school students through competition and exhibition. For more information, please visit:
  • Miami-Dade Kinship Parents, Miami-Dade County: This group teaches valuable life skills to young adults. For more information, please visit:
  • Mission in Citrus, Citrus County: This organization serves homeless shelters, individuals, veterans and families throughout the Citrus County area.For more information, please visit:
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving of West Central Florida, Hillsborough County: This organization works to continuously educate children about the consequences of drunk driving while also advocating for stronger laws.For more information, please visit:
  • New Life Village, Hillsborough County: The mission of this foundation is to provide a supportive environment for children in need of a safe, stable and permanent family experience. For more information, please visit:
  • Orlando Rescue Mission, Orange County: This organization is one of Central Florida’s largest and oldest homeless service providers offering food, shelter, clothing and programs designed to lead the homeless to permanent independence.For more information, please visit:
  • Pace Center for Girls, Volusia County: The mission of this organization is to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.For more information, please visit:
  • Partin Elementary School, Osceola County: Contributions replenish the school library.For more information, please visit:
  • Pinellas Secondary School Hospitality, Pinellas County: Contributions provide valuable teaching materials to teachers. For more information, please visit:
  • The Community Foundation Ocala/Marion County, Marion County: Contributions to this foundation help teach kids the importance of philanthropy. For more information, please visit:
  • United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties, Lake County: This organization unites programs, resources, volunteers, donors and finances throughout the community. Contributions support early learning educational opportunities. For more information, please visit:
  • Youth Empowerment Project, Orange County: This group introduces, equips and educates young people on business and entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit:

Amscot is Florida’s leading non-bank financial services company. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, 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 the state 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) and was recently named one of Americas’ Best Midsize Employers by Forbes.