Center for Knit and Crochet, Inc. Granted 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

The Center for Knit and Crochet, Inc. (CKC) is proud to announce it is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to the CKC are fully tax-deductible retroactive to the incorporation of the organization on December 12, 2013.  Attaining this status solidifies the credibility of the CKC to the public and other entities, allows us to give our donors tax deductions for their charitable gifts, and makes us eligible for grants on federal, state and local levels.  The CKC is grateful for the work of Treasurer Marilyn Huset, Vice President Jennifer Lindsay, board member Jolie Elder, former board member Kathleen Mullins, and the law firm of Bodman PLC for their hard work on the 501(c)(3) application.  We’re proud and relieved that we attained approval by the IRS in a little more than eight months, since we were warned that the process could take approximately a year and a half!

With this major effort out of the way, we can continue our work on activities that support our mission, including:

  • Developing a uniform, technically accurate, user-friendly, standardized nomenclature for knitting and crochet,
  • Developing a virtual museum of high-quality digital images and catalogue records of knitted and crocheted objects, and
  • Developing, curating and mounting online exhibitions, as well as temporary and traveling exhibitions, juried shows, and design competitions.

The CKC invites individuals, groups, institutions, and businesses to support us by becoming members of the CKC and to get involved in our activities.

To view the IRS letter approving the CKC’s tax exempt status, Click Here

To receive a copy of the CKC’s application for tax exempt status, please contact Treasurer Marilyn Huset at 608-795-4403 or

About The Center for Knit and Crochet, Inc. (CKC) :
The Center for Knit and Crochet, Inc. (CKC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose objectives are to preserve and promote the art, craft, and scholarship of knitting, crochet, and related arts. For more information, please visit

Marilyn J. Huset, Treasurer