Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 20 Non-Profit Service Groups

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#givingwednesday–Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $3,500 to
support 20 different non-profit service organizations located in the
Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

“There are too many individuals out there facing steep challenges in
life with very little help,” says Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of
Amscot Financial. “By supporting these organizations we’re able to pitch
in and help change that.”

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Community Development Corporations of Tampa, Tampa. They
    provide education, counseling, housing opportunities and revitalize
    neighborhoods for low to moderate income households. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Cranberry Elementary School, Sarasota. They are a Title 1
    school and are starting a school bike safety program and Bike Rodeo
    for the students. For more information, please visit:
  • The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Sarasota. They help
    build and foster strong families and expand the potential of young
    children. They operate the state’s only Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    Disorders Clinic. For more information, please visit:
  • Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Sarasota. The Girl Scout
    Leadership Experience offers a variety of age-appropriate, girl-led
    activities that are cooperative and hands-on, preparing girls to take
    on challenges big and small in their lives. The girls explore new
    fields of knowledge, learn valuable skills, and develop strong core
    values. For more information, please visit:
  • Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Ocala. They strengthen
    communities, build hope, and provide dignified housing solutions
    through partnership and empowerment. For more information, please
  • Hillsborough Aging Services Department, Tampa. They coordinate
    essential health and wellness services for older adults to encourage
    maximum independence and prosperity with an emphasis on the seven
    dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social,
    spiritual, environmental, and financial. For more information, please
  • Lake Stevens Middle School Culinary Department, Miami Gardens.
    The students are trained as hosts, waiters, chefs, sous chefs,
    tablescape decorators, bus boys and parking attendants, absorbing
    knowledge that can help them in high school, college, and beyond. For
    more information, please visit:
  • The Make It Foundation, Pinellas County. They present
    scholarships to students that are incoming freshmen, graduate level
    who are in need and intend on pursing a post- secondary education.
  • Miami Gardens Police Department, Miami Gardens. “With Awareness
    there is Hope” is an event they hosted on Oct. 20th in an
    effort to bring awareness of domestic violence. For more information,
    please visit:
  • The National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA),
    Florida. Their goal is to assist community college African-American
    staff and students in navigating higher education career pathways and
    achieving success through attaining educational and employment goals.
    For more information, please visit:
  • PACE Center for Girls, Polk They have a program model
    that addresses the needs of girls and has 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:
  • Pasco Sheriff’s Charities, New Port Richey. They host a
    “Fishing for Families” charity tournament. The benefitting charities
    from this catch, photo, and release event are the Family Support
    Network, the Youth Outdoor and Environmental Program, and the Explorer
    program. For more information, please visit:
  • Pinellas Sheriff’s PAL, St. Petersburg. They provide mentoring,
    meals, academics and sports to at-risk youth. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Somebody Cares Tampa Bay, Clearwater. They provide outreach
    support to Tampa Bay Ministries who assist poverty-stricken families
    and the working poor. SCTB works in concert with local ministries to
    provide the basic necessities of life and to educate and develop
    healthy, self-sustaining communities, families and individuals. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Start off Smart, Inc., Homestead. They work collaboratively
    with the Homestead Police Department providing support services to
    victims of violence and family violence. For more information, please
  • Special Olympics Florida, Florida. They provide year round
    sports training and competition to children and adults with
    intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athlete or their
    caregiver, as a mean to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem and the
    life skills necessary to be productive, respected and contributing
    members of their community. For more information, please visit:
  • Tampa Fire Rescue Awards, Tampa. They are celebrating their 30th
    year banquet awards, where they will be honoring civilians,
    enforcement officers, EMS personnel and firefighters for their
    outstanding service throughout 2018. For more information, please
  • The Unforgettable Prom Foundation, Ft. Lauderdale. For teens
    with cancer this is a celebration they often never attend. A Prom To
    Remember is an event that gives teens ages 12-19 an opportunity to
    celebrate their life and their youth in an environment of acceptance
    and camaraderie. For more information, please visit:
  • United Way of Pasco, Land O’ Lakes. They assist low-to-moderate
    income families with basic needs. They provide funding for utilities,
    rent, child care, shelter and car repairs. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Women’s Conference of Florida 2018, Tampa. The conference plays
    a critical role in convening women leaders from all over Florida and
    from all sectors of society, from Girl Scouts to financial management.
    The conference will touch on the most important issues facing women in
    our state. The women will have the opportunity to gain insights from
    some of our nation’s most accomplished women. It will address timely
    and relevant issues that impact women, both at work and at home. 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 236 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. For more information on Amscot’s products and
services, community involvement, and career opportunities, please visit
the company’s website at


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Alexandra Bustos, 813-637-6277