FOUNDATION FOR PHOTO ART IN HOSPITALS INC

Rating: 4.98 stars   128 reviews

Issues:

Location: 4909 Laclede Avenue, Unit 1704 St. Louis MO 63108 USA

Mission: The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals is a non-profit publicly supported organization dedicated to placing colorful, soothing photographs of nature in hospitals to give comfort and hope to patients and their families, visitors, and caregivers. Our vision is to create a shift in the way people view hospitals, from cold and sterile to warm and welcoming. We wish to change hospitals by humanizing their environments, a concept that is slowly gaining influence in many countries.
Results: We have placed over 4000 colorful photos in more than 250 facilities on 7 continents!
Target demographics: hospitals, healthcare facilities, hospices, clinics, nursing homes.
Geographic areas served: global
Write a Review

More Info

EIN 76-0720368
618 975 8545
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

Elaine takes special care to work with the hospitals' specific needs and desires. She went to great lengths to create a display of photo art in memory of my father that had to be specially framed for the unit where it was placed. And as a contributing photographer, I am so pleased that my photo - my small contribution - is lifting spirits and making a difference for patients and staff because of this foundation and her efforts.

Was this review helpful? 

Thanks, Becky, for your kind comment. It was a beautiful project that we did to remember your father. The plaque with your parent's names as contributers will be there for a long time. Also your lovely photo will certainly bring peace and comfort to many patients all over the world!

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

My father wanted to express appreciation to the hospital and its staff that cared for him so well. Elaine took the extra time and effort to work with the staff of the area that was to receive the donated photos. She created a beautiful memorial to my father that was mounted appropriately and matched my father's life so well. Thank you, Elaine.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Was this review helpful? 
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Elaine's mother, Leona, was one of my favorite people. She always encouraged and supported me, especially my musical endeavors. When she became ill, Elaine was her main support, present with her mother at every moment even though it meant leaving her home in Italy for months at a time. From this painful experience came this wonderful foundation, whose art provides encouragement and support for what can be the hardest time in people's lives. I'm grateful for Elaine's work and efforts, and I feel that she is keeping the spirit of her mother alive through this.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

With Elaine's positive and creative energy, the possibilities are endless. I know she would be able to imagine even more ways to bring solace and beauty to patients.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen Elaine's photos in several different locations. She has changed the atmosphere in these locations. Very high quality and locations are not ones that people would normally see. Keep up the great work Elaine.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

Thanks so much for your kind comment! Best, Elaine

Rating: 5 stars  

Eleine is indeed a great artist who brought so much beauty and healing to so many suffering people around the world. Her foundation is an example of her deep caring for her fellow human beings and such a great inspiration for us all to follow.

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

Thanks, Carin, for your kind review. I appreciate your words of encouragement to continue!!

Rating: 5 stars  

I am grateful to have two placements in hospitals through the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals. I have always believed in the healing power of art. Both in the process of creating it and, for those feeling less than best, viewing artful beauty. I believe in what the Foundation is accomplishing - calming anxiety in patients, whisking people away to another land for only a brief but important and restful moment, and filling an otherwise necessarily sterile environment with the beauty of nature.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

Thanks, Terry, for your wonderful review! You actually have your photo in 4 different hospitals - in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Oklahoma, and California. The patients love your beautiful photo!!

profile
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Elaine continues to excel in the placement of "Healing Works of Art" in hospitals around the world. For those who are hospitalized and unable to experience the beauty of God's creation; as well as those who visit these hospitals, can experience the next best thing to being there. Someone once wrote" By just looking at a photograph of the outdoors / nature, you can still experience the same peace and tranquility."

This amazing imagery donated by photographers world wide, should give us a sense of pride that our work is being used in this manner. What better gift can there be to help contribute to someone's healing and recovery from illness.

Keep up the good work Elaine!

Jim Stracensky

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

Thanks, Jim, for your great review! I am so happy to have you as one of our Contributing Photographers. Your photo is just beautiful and has brought much joy to so many patients, family members, and staff. I'll do my best to keep up the good work... with your help and the help of all our Contributing Photographers!

Rating: 5 stars  

The photos that have been hung in Neuroscience ICU of the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI are striking in their artistry and still so very appropriate in the setting. That they include the work of at least one photographer with roots in the area makes the installation even more personal and special. This is a wonderful enterprise that gives soul and beauty to what could be such a forbidding place.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

So happy to be of service to the patients and staff in the Neuroscience ICU! Yes, included in your collection of photos are those of photographers Stan Strembicki (on our Board of Directors) and Paula Visnoski, both with roots in Rhode Island! Thanks for your kind comments!

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Rita Jane Johnson. I live in Sparta, Il., and I want to comment about the art placed in the Sparta Community Hospital, Barnes Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, and in The Center for Advanced Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. These places have beautiful framed photos of nature hanging on walls which were placed there by The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. These photos bring life into the sight of people who are going through trouble and problems. The photos change the atmosphere to bright & cheerful in waiting rooms where patients & their families need help. I personally am thankful for these photos and how they encourage & lift the spirits of everyone who looks at them. Elaine Poggi deserves recognition for her dedication to The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

N/A

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

Thanks, Rita! I really appreciate your comments and I'm glad our photos are making a bit of a difference in hospitals around the world!

Rating: 5 stars  

I helped Elaine to donate in Sri Lanka at the Arachchikanda Hospital in Pathana Hikkaduwa. After four years, yesterday I was there to supervise and was surprised to see how doctors and patients are proud of her for the photos she donated there.
Very well done Elaine you are doing a fantastic job.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do no Change

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

Thanks, Giuliana. So glad to hear that the photos in the hospital in Sri Lanka are helping the patients there. Thanks again for coordinating this project!

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been in many hospitals. I have been there as a patient, a supporter of friends and family, and to care for my countrymen. In my travels to over 60 countries, I have been in hospitals not fit for animals. I have been to hospitals served by a lone valiant doctor. The work of Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals, Inc. brings beauty and comfort. Elaine Poggi's work is artistic, high quality, and achieves its goal.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

Thank you, Louis! You definitely have seen the world's hospitals. I do my best to make things better...

Rating: 5 stars  

Elaine has brightened so many hospitals and it means so much to patients. It is hard in hospital and some are so sterile and bleak it is depressing. Through this foundation Elaine has helped people all over the world in such a tireless effort to brighten peoples hardest times in life. Praise God for people like Elaine who dedicate their life to serving others.

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 

Thank you, Florence! Your words mean a lot to me!