The Always Beside You Grant

Our primary grant allows us to directly assist MARSOC Marines & Sailors, and their families.

Grant Overview

At the end of 2020 Raising Raiders will be permanently closing down. We will continue to award grants to the MARSOC community until we close. Grant applications are reviewed ONCE a month. ALL information and documentation to process application must be submitted with your application. Submit your application with any supporting documentation to The decision of the Raising Raiders Board is final and cannot be amended. Upon the final decision, the Treasurer of Raising Raiders will contact the grant applicant via telephone followed by an email. Grants will be paid out within 48 business hours. Raising Raiders reserves the right confidentiality regarding the criteria met by the winning grant candidate. Any further information regarding the decision making process (other than what has been disclosed in this application) is at the sole discretion of Raising Raiders and will not be made public. Should you have any questions as to the information required please submit that question via written request to the Board of Directors, of Raising Raiders. If you receive funding through Raising Raiders Always Beside You Grant we ask that you please provide a written testament as to how this has helped empower you, your family or your sports team. We also ask that if possible please provide pictures along with your written testament. This statement can also be anonymous if you wish. Additionally please keep in mind while applying a ‘pay it forward’ attitude. Raising Raiders is run SOLELY by volunteers, we appreciate your patience. 

Application Details

  • Beneficiary has a direct familial relationship to a MARSOC Marine/Sailor. A familial relationship is a civilly recognized spouse (by marriage) or biological child or stepchild who resides at least 50% of the time with the service member and is listed on the service member’s page 2.
  • If awarded, the grant will provide either full or partial funds (as indicated) for the amount of the program or activity or item. Should additional costs become apparent, post the award of the initial grant, these costs are the responsibility of the grant recipient, or their legal guardian. Grants are not available for reimbursement for past activities. Check will only be issued to one provider for the activity or item chosen. Choose wisely, once a check has been issued to the provider, the activity can not be changed.
  • Definition of MARSOC Marine/Sailor/Soldier (sponsor to the family member requesting grant) must be one of the following: Active duty Marine, Sailor or Soldier serving permanent assigned duty to Marine Special Operations Command, A reservist Marine, Sailor or Soldier with active duty status, serving permanent A-assigned duty to Marine Special Operations Command, Medically separated from the military having served with Marine Special Operations Command as their permanent assigned Duty station for at least one full calendar year, Honorably discharged from the military having served with Marine Special Operations Command for at least 3 calendar years.
  • This does not include Independent Augment (IA) personnel or individuals assigned to MARSOC only for SOTF (Special Operations Task Force).

If you applying in regards to financial assistance with a MARSOC sports team, please provide options for where Raising Raiders can place their logo on your jerseys, banners or promotional items.

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