The mission of the JCK Industry Fund is to support the jewelry industry’s long-term success and growth by providing grant funding to organizations with the vision and programming to drive sustainable improvements across the industry.
THE JCK INDUSTRY FUND
2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS
American Jewelry Design Council
Advocates for the aesthetic value of artistic fine jewelry, and promotes the appreciation of original jewelry design as art.
Black in Jewelry Coalition
Develop business education resources, fostering the ethical inclusion of diverse professionals and reshaping the jewelry and watch career pipeline while offering Black jewelry professionals greater access to opportunities at future industry events.
Diamonds Do Good
Supports an effective digital strategy that will re-engage with consumers and provide resources to retailers that promote the positive message of natural diamond communities.
Works 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.
International Colored Gemstone Association
Supports the artisanal mining sector, helping to improve the lives of artisanal miners and their families, protect the environment and promote community sustainability.
Jewelers of America
Seeks to reach the next generation of potential jewelers and show them the many career pathways and opportunities available to them.
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.
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.
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.
Provides the resources to help replenish the industry workforce in jewelry manufacturing and design, and to provide aspiring jewelers with a path toward rewarding careers.
Women's Jewelry Association
In support of educational resources and professional development opportunities for its Gender Equality Project.
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.
PAYING IT FORWARD
Past recipients on the impact of the JCK Industry Fund
“With support from JCK Industry Fund we were able to positively impact more small businesses, and invite emerging designers to participate in our nationwide messaging and promotions.”
Women’s Jewelry Association
“To give back to the artisanal mining communities that need our help is quite rewarding. And it just would not have been possible without the JCK Industry Fund grant.”
ICA International Colored Gemstone Association
“Many organizations pledge support for diversity, equity and inclusion, but JCK put its money where its mouth is and supported our organization in its first year of life.”
Black In Jewelry Coalition
“With the JCK Industry Fund's help, we were able to maintain this public resources page and offer our members tailored guidance on complying with local, state and federal pandemic-related rules, regulations and recommendations.”
Jewelers Vigilance Committee
“The JCK Industry Fund grants allow organizations and other entities to carry out new and unique projects for the betterment of the industry”
Jeweler’s Security Alliance
“With JCK’s support, MFM has remained nimble and able to shift to more on-the-ground actions with our gold ore testing and innovative processor analysis, implementing procedures with five innovative gold processors located in Peru, Columbia, Australia, and the US.”
Mercury Free Mining
“The JCK Industry Fund signifies commitment to integrity at the highest level: reinvesting at every level of the supply chain for the future prosperity of the industry, fueling new, young initiatives that serve the marginalized of the global industry, and shining light on underserved topics/issues.”
SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR 2023 GRANTS WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2022
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.
HOW TO APPLY
JCK INDUSTRY FUND COMMITTEE
Group Vice President
Reed Jewelry Group
President & CEO
Lux Bond & Green
Goldstar Jewellery, LLC
Chief Growth Officer