Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 9 Non-Profit Service Groups

Amscot Community

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $2,500 in
support of 9 different non-profit service organizations located in the
Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

“We want to make a positive impact on the communities we serve and
partnering with key organizations helps us to achieve that,” says Ian
MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Bay Area Youth Services, Inc., Tampa. Bay Area Youth was
    developed with the objective of improving the quality of life and
    increasing the potential of Florida’s youth. Since that time, BAYS has
    provided high quality and professional youth and family services
    throughout the State of Florida and currently serves over 4,000
    children and families in 17 of 20 judicial circuits annually.
    Providing a variety of delinquency prevention, diversion, and
    intervention services. For more information, please visit:
  • Boys & Girls Club of Highlands County, Sebring. Their after
    school educational program focuses on academics, smart life decisions
    and healthy choices for your mind and body. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Citizens Alliance for Progress, Inc., Tarpon Springs. Their
    mission is to deliver community-based services and partner with other
    service providers to empower and support individuals and families to
    foster their personal growth and development. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Spring
    Hill. Storybook Forest has become one of the largest family fun events
    in Tampa. The event emphasizes the importance of reading with dozens
    of local early learning centers participating and inspiring children
    with stories as well as various arts n crafts projects. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Florence Villa Community Development Corporation, Winter Haven.
    Their mission is to create and maximize opportunities that raise the
    economic, educational, housing, cultural and health standards of the
    residents of the Winter Haven community. For more information, please
  • Focus Academy, Temple Terrace. Focus Academy is a charter high
    school that serves students with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum
    Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, Intellectually Disabled, and Specific
    Learning Disorder. Students can stay from ages 14 to 22 years,
    learning life skills as well as job training based on individual
    talents and interests. For more information, please visit:
  • Inspire Foundation, Inc., Lutz. They provide opportunities for
    children to participate in music and art programs and give young
    adults the knowledge and experience necessary for a future in the
    arts. The Inspire Initiative is an ongoing program that provides music
    and art classes for 125 home schooled children with special needs. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Koss Music and Cultural Arts Institute, Land O Lakes. Their
    mission is to provide free music education to low income and at-risk
    youth. The program allows youth to receive 30 minutes of
    individualized weekly music instruction. The purpose of the program is
    to provide opportunities for cultural enrichment through music to
    those youth who otherwise would not be able to afford private music
    education. For more information, please visit:
  • Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc. (SMART),
    Bradenton. They work to enrich the lives of people with special needs
    through therapeutic horse-related programs. Individuals 5 years old
    and above who have any type of physical, emotional or cognitive
    disability are eligible to participate in their riding, driving and
    equine assisted activities programs. For more information, please

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 239 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). 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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