The DeEbony Groves Foundation

Restoring Hope 4 The Future

About The Foundation

The DeEbony Groves Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to restore, “Hope 4 the Future,” by reaching out to mothers in the Tennessee area who have lost a child or children through tragic death.

We will provide some financial support and empowerment. In addition, we will promote a healthy support group, so when they return home they will be equipped to press forward towards living in their “new normal.”

Our Mission

Hope 4 The Future

The mission of the The DeEbony Groves Foundation is to restore, “Hope 4 the Future,” by reaching out to mothers in the Tennessee area who have lost a child or children through tragic circumstances.

Our goal is to provide support groups, financial assistance and empowerment to grieving mothers as they press forward towards living in their “new normal.”

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events by the foundation

Hope4theFuture: Mother's Retreat

April 11th-13th, 2025 in Nashville, TN

Hope4theFuture: Fathers Day Walk

Date TBD

Become A Supporter

Interested in supporting our mission? We’re always looking to partner with great people as we work to spread a message of love, hope, and support to those who are faced with tragic loss.

Donations can be made at any Regions Bank throughout the Nation – simply let the teller know you’re wanting to donate to the DeEbony Groves foundation. 

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About DeEbony

DeEbony LaShae Groves was born on June 16,1996 (Father’s Day) in Gallatin, Tennessee to Albert Groves and Shirl Groves-Baker.

She was a person of faith and an active member of Grace Tabernacle Christian Center, where she sang under the unction of the Holy Ghost.

DeEbony is an alumni of Gallatin High School where she actively participated in sports, and was a month away from obtaining a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Belmont University – where she was also a devoted and active member of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

DeEbony will always be remembered for her million-dollar smile, tender spirit and sweet nature. She transitioned from this earthly life into eternal life early Sunday morning on April 22, 2018, but will never be forgotten by those who loved and knew her.

Her love and support of others will continue on through our “Hope 4 the Future” intiative.

Our Board Members

Shirl Baker


Latest Foundation News

February 11, 2022

Mother of Waffle House shooting victim tries to find hope through her sorrow after the trial

Four years after the shooting at a Nashville Waffle House, the trial of Travis Reinking came to a close. The jury’s decision to convict Reinking of four counts of murder marked…
February 11, 2022

I vow to honor her legacy

Every morning before leaving for work, Shirl Baker prays in a corner of her home filled with pictures of her daughter, DeEbony Groves. Then she gets in her car, where…
August 2, 2019

New foundation honors Waffle House shooting victim DeEbony Groves

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The mother of one of the Waffle House victims, DeEbony Groves, created a foundation in her daughter’s name, hoping to help grieving mothers. Shirl Baker says…
April 30, 2019

Remembering DeEbony Groves one year after mass shooting at Waffle House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — DeEbony Groves will be remembered for having a "million dollar smile." Her life was cut short when a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in…

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The DeEbony Groves Foundation
P. O. Box 1023, Gallatin, Tn 37066