JCK has opened the submission process for 2024 JCK Industry Fund grants.
Grants are awarded for programs that benefit the jewelry industry as a whole, with focus on the following areas: consumer confidence and sales; sustainable business practices; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and security.
Applications should align with larger industry-related goals; submissions for personal business development initiatives will not be eligible for consideration.
To apply for an 2024 JCK Industry Fund grant, go here. Applications must be received by Nov. 17, 2023. Recipients will be notified in early 2024.
Since 1997, the fund has awarded over $7 million in grants. In 2023, the fund gave $300,0000 in grants to the Black in Jewelry Coalition, Diamonds Do Good, Gem Legacy, Jewelers of America, Jewelers’ Security Alliance, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Mercury Free Mining, MJSA Education Foundation, and the Women’s Jewelry Association.
“We invite all organizations with an interest in improving our industry’s landscape to take this opportunity and apply,” said Sarin Bachmann, group vice president of the RX jewelry portfolio and chair of the JCK Industry Fund Committee. “The JCK Industry Fund is ready to empower innovative initiatives that will propel our jewelry community toward a brighter, more sustainable, and more prosperous future.”
The JCK Industry Fund committee consists of Bachmann; John Green, president and CEO, Lux Bond & Green; Michael Lerche, president, Goldstar Jewelry; Eddie Le Vian, CEO, Le Vian; Sam Sandberg, chairman, A Jaffe; and Lisa Bridge, president and CEO, Ben Bridge Jeweler.
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