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By the industry for the industry, the JCK Industry Fund supports projects that will have the most sustainable impact to improve the growth and health for the industry at large.

JCK Industry Fund 2022 Grant applications are now available.

Application Deadline: November 19, 2021

ABOUT THE FUND

The JCK Industry Fund’s mission is to assess and prioritize grant requests from all sectors of the jewelry industry, and to invest available funds in projects that will have the most sustainable impact to improve growth and health for the industry at large.

BECOME AN INDUSTRY FUND CONTRIBUTOR

Your contribution to the JCK Industry Fund helps support the sustainability, health, and growth of the jewelry industry at large.

APPLY FOR YOUR INDUSTRY FUND GRANT TODAY!

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Companies, organizations, and nonprofit associations who have a project or initiative that will benefit the industry as a whole through commerce, development, consumer confidence, advancing business practices, or diversity and inclusion, are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The JCK Industry Fund Advisory Committee reviews all applications and selects final recipients. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the manufacturing and retail sectors, as well as JCK.  Winners are notified in early 2022 and a formal announcement introducing the winners will be distributed.

REQUIREMENTS

Recipients are selected based upon their synergy with the core goals and intentions of the Fund.

  • Applicants must clearly articulate how their project will align with, and execute on, the Fund's mission to drive a sustainable positive impact on the growth and health of the jewelry industry.
  • Grants are prioritized to companies and organizations who show the most need and will have the greatest impact. Past recipients include Jewelers of America, Jewelers Security Alliance, Diamonds Do Good, Responsible Jewellery Council among others.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the JCK Industry Fund grant, download and completed the submission form. Completed forms should be emailed to: jckindustryfund@reedexpo.com.  

DEADLINE

Applications are due by November 19, 2021.

2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Black in Jewelry Coalition

To develop business education resources, fostering the ethical inclusion of diverse professionals and reshaping the jewelry and watch career pipeline, and to offer Black jewelry professionals greater access to opportunities at future industry events.

Diamonds Do Good

To support an effective digital strategy that will re-engage with consumers and provide resources to retailers that promote the positive message of natural diamond communities.

Gem Legacy

To increase diversity and inclusivity in the jewelry industry by empowering Black miners; support sustainable, responsible practices in the gemstone supply chain; and increase consumer confidence in the colored gem industry supply chain.

Jewelers Security Alliance

To fund initiatives that will reduce credit fraud against retail jewelers through education, technical resources and increased cooperation between businesses and law enforcement.

Mercury Free Mining

To support the urgent need to expand testing and implementation of mercury-free gold ore processing technologies and a communications program to help the jewelry industry protect its credibility in the marketplace and with consumers.

Women's Jewelry Association

In support of educational resources and professional development opportunities for its Gender Equality Project.

International Colored Gemstone Association

To support the artisanal mining sector, helping to improve the lives of artisanal miners and their families, protect the environment and promote community sustainability.

Jewelers Vigilance Committee

In support of its advancements in consumer-facing projects to ensure the reputation of the jewelry industry remains high in the mind of the consumer.

JCK INDUSTRY FUND COMMITTEE

Sarin Bachmann

Group Vice President

Reed Jewelry Group

John Green

President & CEO

Lux Bond & Green

Michael Lerche

President

Goldstar Jewellery, LLC

Eddie LeVian

CEO

Le Vian

Sam Sandberg

Chairman

A. Jaffe

Yancy Weinrich

Chief Growth Officer

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