Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2014
JCK Industry Fund, now in its fifteenth year, was established to enhance the image of the jewelry industry and to foster development and research of programs that would benefit the industry. Each year, grants are distributed from the JCK Industry Fund to individuals, groups or associations who work towards the betterment of the overall industry. To date, this Fund has awarded over $5 million in grants to those organizations or individuals who have created programs that improve the industry's image. The JCK Industry Fund is underwritten by JCK.
JCK Industry Fund Mission
To help aid, assist and improve the jewelry industry. As global leaders in the jewelry industry, JCK strongly believes that it is an essential element and part of our corporate responsibility to give back and continue to nurture an industry that has given so much to so many.
In order to be considered, applicants must submit a formal proposal in writing directly to JCK by December 16, 2013 and include all of the following elements:
- The purpose of the grant
- The amount requested
- Timing for allocation of monies and a plan for its allocation
- Historical budget data
- Measurable expected benefits
- An agreement outlining JCK's right to conduct financial auditing of funds allocated to ensure suitable usage.
All applications will be reviewed and final recipients will be chosen by a Fund Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from the manufacturing and retail segment, as well as JCK. The recipients will be chosen based upon their synergy with the overall core goals and intentions of the Fund. Winners are notified in early 2014 and a formal announcement listing the winners will be distributed.
Please submit two (2) copies of your written proposal by December 16, 2013 to:
JCK Industry Fund
c/o Yancy Weinrich
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Congratulations to our 2013 Industry Fund Award Recipients
- American Gem Society
- Alliance for Responsible Mining
- Diamond Development Initiative
- Jewelers of America
- Jewelers Security Alliance
- Jewelers Vigilance Committee
- Women's Jewelry Association