JCK is now accepting grant proposals for its 19th annual Industry Fund. Each year, grants are awarded to individuals, groups, or associations whose work improves the jewellery industry. In 2016, more than $293,000 U.S. was awarded. Established in 1997, the JCK Industry Fund supports the development and research of programs for the betterment of the industry. To date, it has awarded more than $5.5 million.