Community & Civic Organizations

A non-profit corporation dedicated to providing “Christmas With Dignity” to children from families in crisis.

2019 Distribution days will be December 19 & 20 at Main Street Church in North Branch. Applications due on December 6,2019. Online fillable form:

Applications also available at North Branch Chamber, Family Pathways Food Shelves & Forest Lake Walmart. DONATIONS welcome! Drop off site at North Branch Chamber office. Gifts for children ages 1-18, plus hats & mittens. 


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Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit organization that champions an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. Founded in 1912, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is proud to be known as “the first BBB” in the world!  BBB is supported by civic-minded business people who champion ethical relationships between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation. Together, with more than 6,500 local BBB Accredited Businesses, representing a variety of industries, professions, and company sizes, we continue our mission of advancing marketplace trust by offering a variety of free programs and services for both businesses and consumers.

Boy Scout Troop/Pack 411
Chartered by the North Branch Rotary Club. Organized to promote scouting for area youth grades 1 – 12. Developing character through personal growth and community involvement.

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The Braham Event Center offers a space to community organizations, private parties and businesses. We also host events throughout the year, dedicated to education, arts and culture and outreach for youth and seniors.

Providing job-seeker and employer services while addressing communities’ workforce developmental needs. Workforce Excellence is CENTRAL to all we do.

The Chisago County Historical Society (Office, Library & Museum) has been collecting and sharing stories and artifacts about the county, located in the east-central region of Minnesota, for more than 74 years. 


Our mission: To discover, preserve, and share the history and heritage of Chisago County, Minnesota.



Housing and Redevelopment Authority – Economic Development Authority: Provides business financing and site assistance, TIF, Tax abatement, Small Business Development Center, Home Rehabilitation Programs, Senior Housing.

Working with landowners, educators & local government on soil & water conservation issues; Providing technical & financial assistance and education programs; Sponsor of spring tree & shrub sale. Hours Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30.

Citizens Supporting Our Armed Forces (CSOAF) is a 100% Volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting Veterans, Deployed or Active Military (any branch) and their Families. Our goal is to send needed items to our troops as often and to as many as possible; all our resources come from grants, donations and fundraising. Together WE CAN bring a little bit of home to our Troops.

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Dungarvin provides varying support to others to achieve their fullest potential, and to improve the quality of their lives and that of the entire community.

A leading social service organization working alongside people to enhance lives through a continuum of essential services including food equity and access, safety, housing stability, social connectedness and economic security.

In His Steps Ballet has developed the first regional performing & visual arts company for the Isanti County - Cambridge area specifically for the purpose of providing training to students of all ages.  We reach students from the many surrounding East Central Minnesota communities as well.

We offer training in drama, music, art, fitness(including bar fitness), and a wide variety of dance for individuals of all ages interested in becoming part of the performing arts community.

Lakes and Pines helps to build prosperous communities by serving local families and individuals in their pursuit of self-reliance. We provide anti-poverty programs to help low-income individuals and families achieve their goals.

Lakes Center for Youth & Families (formerly Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau) has been providing support and guidance to youth and their families since 1976. We serve all of Chisago County and the Forest Lake School District area. Our services include Counseling, Intervention, and Enrichment.

Counseling: We seek to build and strengthen our community through our work with children, adults and family systems. Life transitions, difficult circumstances and mental health-related symptoms without support, can feel overwhelming and isolating. Our counseling center uses evidence-based approach and therapy to treat a variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma-related disorders.
Intervention: Using classes, individual programs, and group, we encourage and help youth develop healthy, positive decision-making skills and interrupt a pattern of behavior that has resulted in negative outcomes.

Enrichment: We provide afterschool programming for children in grades 4-6 to learn positive decision-making skills; a summer safety camp for children and teen volunteers; and in school classes and work based learning with local businesses in partnership with Forest Lake Area Schools for youth in grades 4-6.

Lakes Region EMS is an Advanced Life Support ambulance service, serving greater Chisago County. We provide 911 emergency coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from three bases in Rush City, North Branch, and the Lindstrom. In addition to providing Emergency 911 services, Lakes Region EMS also provides interfacility transport services for area hospitals and medical centers. Lakes Region EMS also provides public education with classes such as CPR, First Aid, First Responder and EMT-Basic.

“WE SERVE BETTER TOGETHER” The Lion’s Club of North Branch was chartered in 1973. The Lion’s Club has been very active in supporting a wide range of service projects. The purpose of these projects is to make the North Branch area and the world community a better place in which to live.  New members Welcome!

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Facility available to rent for all occasions. Bar open daily. Bingo every Thursday. Meat raffle every Thursday. Host organization of North Branch’s Midsummer Days. Call for membership eligibility.

North Branch Area Athletic Assoc.
PO Box 679
North Branch, MN 55056
One stop shop for youth sports information in the North Branch area.

The mission of the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the relationship between business and community for a vibrant future.

The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization with the purpose of helping our members and the community prosper. We serve North Branch, Stacy, Harris and Almelund, as well as the surrounding communities. The Chamber provides access to resources you might not otherwise have, and that access means power: the power to improve our community; the power to make your voice heard; the power to grow and succeed.

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