The JCK Industry Fund is currently accepting grant applications from individuals, groups, or associations whose work results in the betterment of the overall jewelry industry.
The deadline for 2014 application submission is Dec. 2. The grants are awarded to projects that:
- Improve the image of the jewelry industry in the eyes of the consumer
- Aids jewelry industry organizations in addressing serious problems faced within the industry
- Assists internal organizations and associations in developing training materials
“The collective work of the industry associations, organizations, and individuals have helped to shape and evolve our industry to what it is today.” said Yancy Weinrich, Group Vice President of JCK Events, in a statement. “I am thrilled to be able to give back to the industry through this annual contribution and encourage all organizations to consider submitting their grant proposal.”
Past winners have included American Gem Society, Alliance for Responsible Mining , Diamond Development Initiative International, Jewelers of America, Jewelers Security Alliance, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, and Women’s Jewelry Association.
In order to be considered, applicants must submit a formal proposal in writing directly to JCK 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; and 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. Winners are notified in early 2014 and a formal announcement listing the winners will be distributed.
To apply for the JCK Industry Fund, visit http://lasvegas.jckonline.com/JCKs-Industry-Fund/