The Always Beside You Grant

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

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Awarded In 2018

Raising Raiders is incredibly proud to say that we have exceeded our goal in supporting MARSOC families for 2017! With the generous support of our sponsors and donors, we have been able to bestow $15,238 in support to MARSOC families this year!

Grant Overview

Grant applications are reviewed ONCE a month. ALL information and documentation to process application must be submitted with your application. Submit questions to info@raisingraiders.org.

Grants are awarded based upon the decision of the Raising Raiders Board of Directors. Essays, letters, and any other supporting documentation of a non-confidential nature will be viewed by the whole board. Any grants received after the 15th of the month will be reviewed at the following months meeting. Grants could take 4-6 weeks for approval by the Executive Board Members” Once the decision-making process is complete there will be no further review, appeal, or change in regard to the award recipient. 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 and plan to become a donor when financially able or plan to volunteer your time at Raising Raiders Events and help promote Raising Raiders through social media by ‘liking’, and ‘sharing’. Raising Raiders is run SOLELY by volunteers, all funds raised are for the families of MARSOC, no Board Members or Executive Personnel may seek assistance or apply for grants from Raising Raiders. Your help is imperative in maintaining support for the families of MARSOC. Raising Raiders also asks that you visit http://greatnonprofits.org to rate Raising Raiders. Providing feedback helps Raising Raiders show potential sponsors how important their donation is to the Raising Raiders Charity and the impact we are having on the MARSOC community. Once you submit this application you will be emailed for further information and final steps of applications.

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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Individual Application

If you are an individual seeking to apply for the Always Beside You Grant, please fill out all of the required information below. If you are a MARSOC-affiliated organization or program seeking to apply for the Always Beside You Grant, please see the Program Application below.

BY SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION, I UNDERSTAND THAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE REQUIRED TO ADEQUATELY VERIFY ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS GRANT. BY SIGNING AND SUBMITTING THIS FORM, I AM ALLOWING A REPRESENTATIVE OF RAISING RAIDERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE CONTACT OF THE ORGANIZATION AND/OR THE CONTACT PROVIDED ON THE MILITARY ORDERS. I ALSO CERTIFY THAT ALL INFORMATION SUBMITTED IS TRUE AND ACCURATE. I PERMIT THE RAISING RAIDERS STAFF TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION ON THIS APPLICATION.

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MARSOC-Affiliated Program Application

If you are a MARSOC-affiliated organization or program seeking to apply for the Always Beside You Grant, please fill out all of the required information below.

BY SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION, I UNDERSTAND THAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE REQUIRED TO ADEQUATELY VERIFY ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS GRANT. BY SIGNING AND SUBMITTING THIS FORM, I AM ALLOWING A REPRESENTATIVE OF RAISING RAIDERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH MY ORGANIZATION. I ALSO CERTIFY THAT ALL INFORMATION SUBMITTED IS TRUE AND ACCURATE. I PERMIT THE RAISING RAIDERS STAFF TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION ON THIS APPLICATION.

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