JCK Industry Fund

The JCK Industry Fund, now in its twentieth year, was established in 1997 to enhance the image of the jewelry industry and to foster development and research of programs that would benefit the industry. To date, this fund has awarded over $6 million in grants to those organizations or individuals who have created programs that improve the jewelry industry’s image.

This year JCK has upped the ante, by getting the industry at-large involved through a voluntary contribution of $100 from each exhibiting company as well as contributions from the retailers through myriad means of collections at JCK Las Vegas in 2018.


Congratulations to our 2018 Grant Recipients

  • Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF), whose "Diamonds Do Good" positive messaging campaign continues to build consumer confidence, reaching over 3 million millennials to-date
  • Jewelers of America (JA), whose research supports a jewelry marketing campaign, seeks funding from the broader industry to launch in the future
  • Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA), in support of Cybercrime Prevention Training and Information for the diamond, jewelry, and watch industry
  • Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) in support of its new Lab-Grown Diamond Legal Education program and its continuing Industry Protection Program related to legal matters arising from the Patriots Act, Bank Secrecy Act, etc.
  • Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) in support of educational resources and professional development opportunities for its Gender Equality Project

For more information, read the full press release.

Donations for the 2019 Industry Fund will be accepted onsite at JCK Las Vegas 2018 (June 1-4, 2018) by visiting any JCK registration counter.


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.


Submission Process

2019 Grant Applications will be accepted beginning in Fall 2018.

All prospects are reviewed by the Fund’s Advisory Committee, which consists of prominent retailers, manufacturers, and industry leaders. Recipients are chosen based upon their synergy with the overall core goals which include:

  • Improve commerce and the image within the jewelry industry in the eyes of the consumer
  • Aids in addressing serious problems faced within the jewelry industry
  • Assists in developing educational content that can make a profound impact on addressing jewelry industry and consumer concerns

In order to be considered, applicants must submit a formal proposal in writing or digitally directly 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.

For more information on the Industry Fund, please contact jckindustryfund@reedexpo.com.

JCK Las Vegas 2018

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