All-in 4 Change is back at Harrah’s Resort SoCal!!

The Southern California community has spoken, and twelve deserving winners have been chosen. Harrah’s Resort SoCal is honored to introduce the winning charities below. For every contestant that participated, thank you, your fans, and your staff for partnering with us, and we look forward to many more years of fun and community investment.

Only non-profit organizations based in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties are among the finalists.


1st Place Grant: Interfaith Shelter Network ($50,000)
2nd Place Grant: Reality Changers ($25,000)
3rd Place Grant: Urban Corps San Diego County ($10,000)
4th Place Grant: San Diego Armed Services YMCA ($5,500)
5th Place Grant: Canine Companions ($4,500)


  • Biocom Institute
  • Father Joe’s Villages
  • Foundation for Senior Care
  • Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
  • K-9 Guardians, Inc.
  • Meals on Wheels San Diego County
  • San Diego Blood Bank
  • San Diego Oasis
  • Sustainable Surplus
  • USO San Diego


To participate, complete the All-In 4 Change Donation Request Form and submit along with a copy of your organization’s W-9.

01 Mar 8:00 AM
Application period opens.

The application page is open March 1-31, 2017.

31 Mar 5:00 PM
Application period closes.

The deadline to submit all applications.

01 Apr - 03 Apr
Request Evaluation Period

All applications are evaluated to ensure they meet the criteria, and participants are informed if they qualify for Stage 2, The Competition.

04 Apr
Eligible Applicants Informed

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

10 Apr - 26 Apr
Community Voting

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!

27 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 received the following grants:

  • 1st Place Grant: $50,000
  • 2nd Place Grant: $25,000
  • 3rd Place Grant: $10,000
  • 4th Place Grant: $5,500
  • 5th Place Grant: $4,500
  • Ten Honorable Mention Grants at $3,000 each

08 Jun
Donation Winners Event

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