The JCK Industry Fund Is Accepting 2024 Grant Applications
The fund provides grants to organizations that better the jewelry industry.
This week, the fund committee announced it is now accepting submissions for 2024 grants.
Started in 1997, the fund supports organizations that create change and better the jewelry industry overall.
In total, the fund has awarded more than $7 million in grants, including more than $300,000 this year alone.
Grants are given to organizations working on issues like sustainability, transparency, inclusivity, and security.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 17. Applications may be submitted online.
This year, grant recipients were 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.
The fund committee is encouraging any companies, organizations, and nonprofit associations with proposed projects and initiatives that will create consumer confidence; drive commerce; advance sustainable business practices; promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; and create security to apply.
This year’s committee members are: Sarin Bachmann, group vice president of RX jewelry portfolio; John Green, president & CEO of Lux Bond & Green; Michael Lerche, president of Goldstar Jewelry LLC; Eddie Le Vian, CEO of Le Vian; Sam Sandberg, chairman of A Jaffe; and Lisa Bridge, president & CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler.
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