Silvanous Foundation

501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization (EIN# 88-0820710)

March/April of 2023

Silvanus Foundation follow UN SDG Goal #1, 3, 4, 12, 13 and 17, Nathan Liu, founder of Silvanus Foundation, sincerely Presented "The first annual Earth and Arbor Day Festival" partnership with City of Cupertino in April 22, 2023, and "The first annual Sole Support: Outfitting Kids in Need" in Global Youth Service Days-April 28 to 30, 2023. Welcome all K-12 students and community people to join us and make a better world.

Earth & Arbor Day Festival 

Welcome to join Silvanus Foundation's Earth & Arbor Day Festival dated April 22, 2023 at 11am to 3pm. Let's care our environmental issue, climate change topics and wildfire prevention awareness.

Sole Support: Outfitting kids in need

A-pair-of New Shoes bring hope.  Please donate $25 for one pair of new shoes for under served community. Please join our project and make a impact.  We need many youth ambassadors to fundraise for the project and distribute the hoes for the kids. Welcome to join us!


Happy New Year!

Thanks for your enthusiasm and generosity.
Thanks for being you. Your support helps “The annual Tribute to Fallen Heroes (TTFH) Charity events”
successfully, and our 3 years in a row donation of supporting total 14 scholarships of the California
deceased firefighters’ children. We’re truly grateful. In 2023, we will continue wildfire prevention
related activities and our annual TTFH benefit event. Happy New Year!!


Silvanus Foundation raised $25,360.10 in The 3rd TTFH Charity Golf Tournament & Gala!!

Silvanus Foundation received the email from California Fire Foundation, mentioned "Lastly, I can't thank you enough for all that you do for the Foundation.  I look forward to collaborating with you every year.  You have raised a total of over $42,000 which is 14 scholoarships for Fallen Firefighters children! I can not wait to share that with our Board of Directors." 

October of 2022

California Fire Foundation Award Nathan "Fallen Brother" Statue

Oct. 22, 2022 6:30pm, Mr. Martinez, Executive Director of California Fire Foundation, drove from Sacremento to support the 3rd Tribute to Fallen Heroes Charity Gala with music in Triton Museum of Art located in City of Santa Calra.  He and California Fire Foundation recognize Nathan's 3 years in a row to do the fundraising to support the scholarship of the California Fallen Firefighters' children. In his keynote, Nathan raised in the past two years funds which is 10 scholarships for Fallen Firefighters children. So he awarded Nathan a "Fallen Brother" Statue and recognize him as a brother in firefighters' community. What a great honor! Congrats Nathan, donors, and Silvanus Foundation.

October of 2022

Breaking News!!

KRCA/NBC Community Champion TV news interview with Nathan Liu.

September of 2022

Silvanus Foundation kicked off The 3rd annual Tribute to Fallen Heroes (TTFH) charity golf tournament and gala with music

Nathan Liu, founder of Silvanus Foundation announces today the 3rd Annual “Tribute To Fallen Hero” charity event. In order to raise more community awareness, this year’s event includes a golf tournament followed by a “masquerade” theme Gala in which Nathan and his friends will perform instruments. The golf tournament will take place at Los Lagos Golf Course from 1 pm to 5 pm, Gala will be hosted at the Triton Museum of Art from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Oct. 22nd , 2022. “Tribute to Fallen Heroes” is a charity event that raises funds to support both the families of Californian Firefighters who died in the line of duty and wildfire prevention research. Nathan Liu, currently a high school junior at Harker School in San Jose will lead a group of young volunteers in an effort to raise funds not only to provide financial assistance to the families of fallen firefighters but also to fund the wildfire prevention research that eventually will save more firefighter’s life. 

California Fire Foundation FireLine Special Edition

California Fire Foundation FIRELINE SPECIAL EDITION-20th California Firefighter Memorial-Nathan Performed Piano in the event.

August of 2022

Wildfire Prevention Projects needed!!

Welcome all of K-12 students to submit their project to show our respects to firefighters and raise public awareness in the  wirefire prevention.  Your project will be presented or displayed during the 3rd annual Tribute to Fallen Heroes (TTFH) Benefit Gala with Music dated Oct. 22, 2022 from 6 to 9:30pm @Triton Musceum of Art.

July of 2022

20th Anniversary California Firefighters Memorial Saturday, July 30, 2022

It is a great honor that Nathan Liu was invited to perform piano to pay tribute to fallen heroes at 6pm of July 30, 2022 in SAVE Credit Union Convention Center located in the heart of California's capital. Attorney General of California Rob Bonta ,  Lieutenant Governor of State of California Eleni Kounalakis, Mr. Kevin Snider, Senior Fire Chaplain of Sacramento Area Fire Chaplaincy, Mr. Brian K. Rice, President of California Professional Firefighters, firefighters, family members and grateful citizens around 2,000 people gathered July 30th in Sacramento to honor California's fallen firefighters at California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony.  The ceremony, honoring California firefighters who have died on the front lines of from job-related illness, is being held in-person for the first time in three years.  Eighty-two (82) fallen heroes from over the past three and a half years will be added to what will now be more than 1,500 fallen fitrefighters. 

News link:

Media credit: CFF

July of 2022

Nathan Liu, Founder of Silvanus Foundation, received the Turkish-American Television (TATV) Staff Picks Award & Certificate in July of 2022.  TATV showcased his profile video in the media and present TATV Staff Pick Certificates during Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Sunday, July 3rd of 2022.

In this profile video, he mentioned why he founded the Silvanus Foundation and his past service and achievement for hosting charity events and community service. He would like to share his experience and encourage more teens to join him.

A letter from TATV: "I am the Public Relations Director at Turkish American TV (TATV), a partner and sponsor of Teens Dream Video Contest. We are pleased to inform you that TATV Staff picked your video as one of the Teens Dream videos recognized for good storytelling, high production quality, and positive universal message. Congratulations!" 

TATV Staff Pick 2021: Nathan's profile video played on July 3rd, 2022 at Smithsonian Folklife Festival in National Mall in Washington, D.C..

Young Producer video Showcase: Nathan's TATV Award video was shown from17:06 to 22:23 (m:s) of Turkish-American Hour Episode 128 in Smithsonian Folklife Festival at National Mall of Washington D.C..

Individual profiles:

Award Ceremony: "Wildfires Prevention" Video was picked by TATV Staff as Teens Dream Young Producers.

June of 2022

June 7th, 2022

Silvanus Foundation c/o Tribute to Fallen Heroes (EiN# 88-0820710) received a 501(c)(3) tax exempt letter from IRS.  It confimred that Silvanus Foundation is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to you under IRC Section 170.  Silvanus Foundation is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devise, transfers or gift under section 2055, 2106 or 2522.  IRS determined you are a public charity under the IRC Section listed at the top of the approved letter. 

May of 2022

SF sponsored the music program in TMA's annual Gala "A Night in Venice"

Silvinous Foundation (SF) sponsored the music program of non-profit's Triton Museum of Art's (TMA) Annual Gala "A Night in Venice".  Nathan (pianist), founder of SF and youth musician, Lucas/Cellist and Milian/violinist joined in the event performance. 

We meet the exhibition's artist: Kalani Engles (Trees: exhibit from 2/5/2022-5/8/2022) and many artists. What a wonderful event!


2021-2022 Teens Dream Changemaker Award Winners-Nathan Liu

Congrats on Nathan Liu to get 2021-2022 school year Teens Dream Changemaker Award in SDG#13 Climate Action. Nathan's dream is to form a global foundation that supports scientific research using Artificial Intelligent and Robotic in wildfires prevention. 


California Fire Foundation FIRE LINES issue 03// Winter 2022 - Two years raised over $31,000 for CFF

Students at the Harker School, San Jose, held a "Tribute to Fallen Heroes" charity fundraising concert to benefit the California Fire Foundation on Dec. 4, 2021. This is the second year the students have organized such a concert and to date they have raised over $31,000 for the California Fire Foundation. A huge achievement we are so grateful for-Thank you Harker School. - from FIRE LINES Issue 03//Winter 2022 page 10


Student-organized benefit concert raises $18,000 for California Fire Foundation

On Dec. 4, a group of Harker students led by Harker sophomore Nathan Liu partnered with students from other Bay Area high schools to hold the second “Tribute to Fallen Heroes” concert, a special benefit concert supporting the California Fire Foundation.

Held at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, the event raised $18,000 for the foundation, which provides aid to the families of California firefighters who died while battling the many blazes that have occurred across the state. Last year’s event raised $13,000.


KTSF26 TV Interview:

South Bay students hosted fundraising concert for fallen California firefighters' family


Bay Area High School Students Host Live Sustainable Concert and NFT Auction in Support of California Fire Foundation

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2021 / -- Today, students from seven San Francisco Bay Area High Schools announced they will host the second annual “Tribute to Fallen Heroes” live charity concert on Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 7PM PT at Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, to fundraise for the families of Californian Firefighters who died in the line of duty. Harker School Sophomore, Nathan Liu, will lead the group of twelve young artists and ten volunteers in a touching tribute to raise funds for the California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters and the community they protect. Last year, Nathan Liu raised over $13,000 from the first “Tribute to Fallen Hero” online concert in support of the California Fire Foundation.


Student-organized benefit concert to honor CA firefighters

On Dec. 12, a special online charity concert will be held to raise funds for the families of firefighters who lost their lives battling the deadly wildfires that have burned across California since August. The concert, organized by Nathan Liu, grade 9, will be broadcast on Facebook. 

“As we navigate these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued wildfires in California, I just want to contribute my time to host an online music concert to pay tribute to those fallen heroes [and] also to raise funds to provide emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters,” Liu said. Last week, independent TV station KTSF featured Liu on a segment about the concert


KTSF26 interview:

Nathan Liu's Online Charity Concert for Fallen Firefighters


Harker High School Students Host Online Concert in Support of California Fire Foundation

A group of six Harker High School students, led by Harker freshman Nathan Liu, announced they will host an online, live concert event, 'Tribute to Fallen Heroes,' on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in an effort to raise funds for the families of California firefighters who died in the duty. Two renowned master musicians, Steinway Artist Sandra Wright Shen (piano) and Josh Thurston-Milgrom from Stanford Jazz, will also join the concert.