Balanced You Worksite Fund: Investing in Your Health and Well-Being

Whitney Abrams, Chief People Officer, King County Executive Office

Dear employee,

As we continue our efforts to make King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive, we are also working to make our worksites more supportive of the health and wellbeing of all employees.

One way that we are doing that is through the Balanced You Worksite Fund, a competitive process brought to you by the Balanced You team and part of our Investing in YOU strategy.

In 2019, the Worksite Fund’s second year, we received more than 150 applications totaling almost $580,000 in requests, and we are investing just over $100,000 in 44 projects reaching worksites throughout the County. They cover a wide range of categories, including mental health, nutrition, physical activity, workplace environment, and social connection. Click here to see a full list of projects we are funding this year.

In addition to awarding applications with Worksite Fund dollars, Balanced You partnered with your leadership to identify department funds and other funding streams that will help bring your projects to life.

We intend to offer the Worksite Fund opportunity again in early 2020. Eligible projects that did not receive funding in this round are welcome to reapply. While the Worksite Fund opportunity is now closed for 2019, Balanced You supports employees in many ways throughout the year. Contact Balanced You to learn more.

I applaud your interest and enthusiasm in creating positive, healthy, and equitable change in our worksites.




Whitney Abrams,
Chief People Officer