Amscot Financial recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $3,000 to local nonprofit organizations in communities within Amscot's service area.
"We want to make a positive impact on the communities we serve and partnering with key organizations helps us to achieve that," Ian MacKechnie, Amscot Financial founder and CEO, said in a news release.
The mini-grants were awarded to a variety of nonprofits, including health-oriented organizations Alzheimer's Association in Longwood, Arthritis Foundation in Tampa and Crisis Center of Tampa. Grants also went to the Citrus County Historical Society Inc. for its History Hits the Classroom program, Mount Dora Police Department for its Back to School Project and Spring Hill Elementary's STEAM Program.
Additional recipients were the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Inc. in Sarasota, Goodwill Industries of South Florida in Miami, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. in Tampa, Patrick Brett Foundation in St. Petersburg, Umatilla Seventh-day Adventist Church in Umatilla and United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Suncoast in Largo.
Amscot Financial, headquartered in Tampa, provides financial services in 238 retail financial centers across Florida. It employs nearly 2,000 associates.