What We Do


On December 19, 2020, the Daniel Ives Foundation made its first donation to CASA of Essex County. CASA of Essex County trains and empowers community volunteers to make independent and informed recommendations to help judges decide what’s best for foster children who were removed from their home because of abuse and/or neglect.

Articles about the donation-

From left to right: Manuel Gomez, Josiah Blackmon, Sara Girgus, Luz Paez, Frank McGhehee (Mayor of Maplewood), Martine Ives, Alyson York, Marla Higginbotham (Executive Director- CASA of Essex County), Ed Shwarz

On March 27, 2021, the Daniel Ives Foundation sponsored CASA of Essex County’s Pedal Away Bike Event. Bikes, helmets and locks were purchased for children.