JCK Industry Fund

JCK Industry Fund


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. The JCK Industry Fund was created in 1997 for the purpose of deploying funds donated by JCK, and more recently with added donations from the industry at large. As the fund increases in size and scope, monies are directed to where they are needed the most, and where significant impacts can be attained. A board comprised of executives from a broad scope of the industry continues to meet regularly, and to date more than $6M has been given to worthy grant recipients.

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New in 2021: Diversity & Inclusion Grant

The JCK Industry Fund Committee has designated a specific grant dedicated to supporting greater inclusivity within the fine jewelry and watch industries by supporting BIPOC initiatives, along with all the other great causes that will be funded in 2021 based on general grant submissions. Organizations who would like to create or enhance existing programs that support increased inclusion within the U.S. jewelry industry are encouraged to develop their ideas and apply for funds. JCK Industry Fund and Diversity & Inclusivity recipients will be announced in early 2021.


JCK Industry Fund Mission

To assess and prioritize grant requests from all sectors of the jewelry industry, and to invest those available funds to projects that will have the most sustainable impact to improve growth and health for the industry at large.


2021 Grant Applications

Submission for JCK Industry Fund 2021 grant applications will be available soon in fall of 2020. Revisit this page for more information and updates on how to submit your grant application.


Congratulations to Our 2020 Grant Recipients

DEF

Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF), whose "Diamonds Do Good" positive messaging campaign continues to build consumer confidence, reaching over 3 million millennials to date.

ICA

International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), in support of the artisanal mining sector, helping to improve lives, protect the environment and promote communities.

JA

Jewelers of America (JA), whose efforts are focused on the industry’s support by implementing a sustainable, ongoing national advertising campaign for the jewelry industry on behalf of the fine jewelry industry.

JSA

Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA), in support of Cybercrime Prevention Training and Information for the diamond, jewelry and watch industry.

JVC

Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) 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.

MFM

Mercury Free Mining (MFM), who aims to create industry-wide awareness of the human and environmental health issues related to the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) by promoting the discovery and implementation of a safe and effective alternative to mercury use.

RJC

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), in support of helping companies of all sizes throughout the jewelry supply chain meet the rising ethical demands of peers, consumers, financial institutions and civil society by providing a clear set of standards – the RJC 'Code of Practices' – which is verified through a third party, independent, certification process.

WJA

Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) in support of educational resources and professional development opportunities for its Gender Equality Project.