Harrah’s Resort SoCal gives away $150K with All-in 4 Change.

As the number one resort in Funner, CA, Harrah’s Resort SoCal is as much about good times as it is about giving back. In March of 2018 the fourth annual All-in 4 Change community grant campaign kicked off in a huge way.

This year marked the highest numbers across the board. By the end of March, 132 charitable organizations had been nominated for All-in 4 Change, with 25 going on to the public voting phase. By April 24, 2018 votes were cast and tallied.

By May 2 the top 15 organizations were notified of their winning accomplishment. This year’s winners include:
1st Place: Michelle’s Place, $55,000
2nd Place: The San Diego River Park Foundation, $25,000
3rd Place: San Diego Oasis, $15,000

Fourth and Fifth Place grants were awarded, along with 10 Honorable Mention cash prizes. From helping veterans and their families, to offering seniors opportunities for growth, to supporting women and families suffering from breast cancer, Harrah’s Resort SoCal is thrilled to support these worthy causes that are doing so much to help our community.

All of these charities received their grants on June 7, 2018 at Harrah’s Resort SoCal. Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s Resort SoCal Darrell Pilant acknowledged all the hard work of each of these organizations by saying: “For all the time and energy you put in to make this a great place to live and work, we thank you.”


1st Place Grant: Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center ($55,000)
2nd Place Grant: San Diego River Park Foundation ($25,000)
3rd Place Grant: San Diego Oasis ($15,000)
4th Place Grant: Operation Silver Star ($10,000)
5th Place Grant: Girls Inc. of San Diego County ($5,000)


  • Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
  • Armed Services YMCA San Diego
  • Biocom Institute
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Champions for Health
  • Helen Woodward Animal Center
  • Kitchens for Good
  • Meals on Wheels San Diego County
  • North County LGBTQ Resource Center
  • ONF for Autism


01 Mar 8:00AM   
Application period opens.

The application page is open March 1-31, 2018.

31 Mar 5:00PM   
Application period closes.

The deadline to submit all applications.

01 Apr - 02 Apr   
Request Evaluation Period

All applications are evaluated to ensure they meet the criteria.

03 Apr   
Eligible Applicants Informed

Eligible applicants are informed that they have made it to Stage 2: “The Competition.”

09 Apr - 23 Apr   
Community Voting

Voting period. The community is encouraged to vote for their favorite non-profit in the group of finalists. (Want more votes? Reach out to your organization’s membership and donor base to ask them to vote for YOU!)

24 Apr   
Voting Closes

The polls close and votes are tabulated to count for 50% of the overall score to win an All-in 4 Change grant. The remaining 50% of the score is determined by a committee at Harrah’s Resort SoCal, who will judge based on the following criteria:

  • How well the project/organization aligns with Harrah’s Resort SoCal’s goals in the community.
  • The overall significance of the project, including long-term objectives and community impact.
  • How well the project and our partnership will be promoted to key stakeholders and the general community.
  • The ability to define clear metrics for success.

02 May   
Committee Votes

Selection committee votes on winners.

03 May   
Donation Winners Notified

Fifteen winning organizations are notified that they have won at least a $4,000 Honorable Mention grant but the final amounts/placements will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on June 7th:

  • 1st Place Grant: $55,000
  • 2nd Place Grant: $25,000
  • 3rd Place Grant: $15,000
  • 4th Place Grant: $10,000
  • 5th Place Grant: $5,000
  • Ten Honorable Mention Grants at $4,000 each

07 Jun   
Donation Winners Event

The winners are invited to Harrah’s Resort SoCal for a fabulous event to celebrate their success and new partnership (Note: Winners must attend the event to receive the grant).