History Of The Foundation

Learn how a first-generation Brazilian American foundation is dedicated to giving back to underserved immigrant communities.

A Family Foundation Built Upon
The American Dream

Growing up in Brazil, Rielis Mesquita experienced the societal impacts of poor water quality and restricted access to clean drinking water. Early in Mesquita's life, he lost two of his younger brothers to a waterborne illness from the local water supply. The loss of his brothers dramatically reshaped the course of Mesquita's life. Over the last 30 years, this journey has led Mesquita to help improve the wellness of all lives around him. Mesquita first immigrated to the United States in pursuance of his mission and the American Dream. While working as an executive chef, he learned that the cookware he used contained unhealthy and dangerous chemical levels. Inspired to find healthier alternatives, Mesquita researched the external pollutants and chemicals often found in household products, food, drinking water supplies, and the air. Armed with this knowledge, Mesquita became an advocate for restaurants and chefs to use non-toxic stainless steel cookware and utensils.

Then in 1991, Mesquita founded Aqualite US, a company focused on delivering clean water solutions to homeowners and businesses impacted by water quality problems. Initially servicing the Greater Boston Area, Aqualite US has grown to cover over seven states across the North-Eastern corridor. Providing products that would give access to clean water was just the beginning. In 2019, Aqualite US entered the air purification industry by offering state-of-the-art air filtration systems to improve indoor air quality and promote healthy spaces. To streamline operations and provide unsurpassed service, Aqualite separated its air division, and Sanalife was born. After more than 30 years of providing wellness solutions throughout the North and Southeast, Rielis started The RMF Foundation to give back to the community he has served for three decades. The Foundation aims to provide grants to public charities to carry out charitable purposes, donations, and scholarships to help immigrant and underserved populations in Gateway Cities in Massachusetts and throughout New England.

Goals And Values

The Foundation's goal is to provide grants to public charities to carry out charitable purposes, donations, and scholarships to help immigrant and underserved populations in Gateway Cities in Massachusetts and throughout New England.

RMF Foundation Equality Value

Equality

RMF Foundation Integrity Value

Integrity

RMF Foundation Honor Value

Honor

RMF Foundation Compassion Value

Compassion

The Mesquita Family of Brands

Two brands dedicated to providing high-quality wellness solutions. With a commitment to improving the quality of life for the communities they serve through philanthropy.

Sanalife Mesquita Family of Brands White Logotype

Sanalife is national leader in indoor air quality and sanitization solutions. Working with businesses and institutions, Sanalife provides scalable portable, HVAC air purification, and disinfection controls.

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Aqualite US Mesquita Family of Brands White Logotype

Aqualite US has proudly provided quality and dependable water testing and treatment solutions to homes and businesses throughout the North Eastern Corridor since 1991.

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The Foundation Team

A team dedicated to the philanthropic vision and carrying out the mission of the foundation.

Rielis Mesquita

President & Chief Executive Officer
rielis@rmffoundation.org
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Toly Chea

Chief Operating Officer
toly@rmffoundation.org
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