Rob Machado Foundation


Mission Statement

The Rob Machado Foundation was founded upon the fundamental belief that our planet needs to be taken care of, and there’s no better place to start than with our local communities and our children. What started out in the early days as the introduction of gardening programs at local schools -- encouraging children to connect with the land they live on and the food they eat -- has evolved into a water filling station program across a growing network of schools and public places that helps deliver clean, filtered water while encouraging reusables over single-use plastic water bottles. While this is the core focus of our foundation, we supplement our efforts to keep plastic and other trash out of our waterways with trash and recycling solutions at beaches, schools, surf events and local beach clean ups. 
We believe our youth are the stewards of our planet. We believe communities can come together to impact change. And we believe the future starts here.


Program Details

The Rob Machado Foundation donates water filling stations to schools so that students have access to clean, filtered water without having to purchase single-use plastic water bottles. The Water Station program is a fantastic opportunity to engage your school in an environmental program that will positively impact them every day.


We host monthly beach cleanups at Seaside Beach. We welcome corporate groups, school clubs and individuals to participate.  All events are posted on our social media so please follow for up to date information. It's a great way to engage with your local community and RMF!


When Rob founded this program, local beaches were riddled with litter due to disintegrating trash cans. The trash that seagulls were taking from the open-top cans was eventually ending up in the water. RMF provided secure, covered cans to Seaside and Cardiff state beaches with the goal of expanding to other beach communities.


Our recycling program started after we realized that many of the schools' athletic fields had neither trash nor recycling bins. After weekend sports games, plastic bottles and other litter was often scattered across the fields. RMF sourced bins made from 95% recycled materials for several school fields, and have expanded the program to solve recycling needs
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543 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
United States
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