FOUNDATION FOR PHOTO ART IN HOSPITALS INC

Rating: 4.98 stars   129 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Health, Human Services

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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 76-0720368
618 975 8545
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Rating: 5 stars  

Photgraphs help heal and lift spirits. The Foundation does that in spades.

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?

2011

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I could not write this if I had not personely seen the effect the photos have on paitients, but they have great effects on them and yes I think this foundation should be rated 5 star, 10 if it were availbe. My grandmother loved viewing the photos and it brought great joy to her imaging she were there in the photos.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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9 people found this review helpful

I became aware of the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals at a Rotary International conference. Elaine gave a presentation which included a lot of her photography. Since that time which was shortly after the fouyndation was started I have heard many reports of how her art has benefitted hospitalized patients. Elaine has a great photographic talents which she has selflessly contributed to bettering conditions on hospitals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bettering the environment in hospitals and have read many testmonials from physicians and hpsital administrators.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how something that is so inexpensive can make such a difference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

completely in favor of this project.

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

reach many more hospitals particularly in areas that cannot afford photo art.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I got involved with the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals about 4 years ago when Elaine contacted me about creating a website. The more I learned about the her organization and the dedication, warmth and love she brings to care giving institutions the more hooked I became. Elaine and I have become friends and continue to improve the site so that its stakeholders(patients, health care facilities, and donors) will continue to succeed in amazing ways. My goal is to work with more clients, like The Foundation, that share a passion for doing good in the world. Richard Price – Ascend Interactive

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their dedication to providing warmth and comfort to those in hospital settings.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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10 people found this review helpful

The Foundation for Photo Art in hospitals has been able to make the world a better place in it's small way. The beautiful large pictures it has placed in over 150 facilities across the world brings joy and happiness to patients and their families every single day. Who likes the feeling of a cold hospital with bare white walls? Elaine's pictures allows people to forget about their problems, pain and illness while bringing a sense of warmth where it's needed most. I've witnessed the extraordinary work of this foundation since it's inception and am so proud of what my mother has been able to accomplish in the past 8 years. My involvement has been centered around web site optimization, analytics and online advertising - to try and drive awareness and additional traffic to the site. I look forward to seeing the continued success of the foundation in the years to come. Brava Elaine!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

numerous hospitals around Illinois and Italy

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it's noble cause

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Driven & Passionate

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

Donate the beautiful pictures to over 10,000 hospitals

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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9 people found this review helpful

As a nurse working in a mission hospital in Kenya, I noticed first hand as patients, relatives, and even staff members found calmness and peace in looking at the beautiful pictures hanging on the walls by patients’ beds and recovery areas as well as along the corridors in the hospital. I still remember the one beautiful picture hanging on the staff room wall; it brought such peace to my soul each time I looked at it as I took my short break and ate my lunch before returning to work. The foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals has been such a wonderful vessel of ensuring that nature comes to both patients and their health care providers who would otherwise not have a chance to do so at the time. May the foundation continue its great work of touching people’s lives in such a special way!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

viewing Elaine's photos while working in the hospital.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

My initial experience was meeting and working with Elaine Poggi on a successful artwork project for a children's hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. From there we have shared a friendship and continued interest in photo/art and how it can impact patients and many types of healthcare environments. Currently, I am serving as a board member and helping to support Elaine's significant efforts to extend the Foundation's reach to many healthcare facilities and clinics throughout the world - especially those in special need of "healing photo/art".

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that it focuses on how a patient's experince can be enhanced and improved by the artwork surrounding them. Whether it is in a public hospital corridor or a private patient room these colorful photo/art images often serve as the only "windows to the world"

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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My support of and invovlement with the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals stems from experiencing not only the artistic eye and generosity of founder Elaine Poggi but also the tremendous positive impact these efforts have had on the lives of patients, families and care-givers as they struggle to cope with their health issues.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

improving the lives of patients, families and health care providers by introducing works of art into the usually sterile and overly clinical facilities in which health care is often delivered.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the positive feedback from all people who have experienced the difference these works of art can make to the health care experience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated to the placement of works of photo art in health care settings around the world.

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

expand placement of photo art in under-priviliged health care settings.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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8 people found this review helpful

As an oncology nurse, I can tell you the foundation's photography reaches the soul of the patient and their caregiver. It takes them away from the traumatic episodes of their lives to beautiful places they may never have been able to see before. It lets them forget, for a moment, the stress of their daily life and lets them enjoy the beautiful moments of being alive. When you look at Elaine's photography you are with her at that moment, experiencing the landscape, the animals, the ocean, the mountains --you are experiencing the beauty of our amazing planet.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

University Hematology Oncology, St. Johns Mercy Medical Center, Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Cancer Center West County. All in St. Louis MO

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with Elaine is an absolute joy. She is one of the most caring individuals I have ever met. She touches everyone she meets with kindness and love.

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

place photography throughout the world and help countless people get through a very traumatic time in their life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

KISES (Kiranmayi socio educational society) is associated with Elaine Poggi for the last 3 years and till interaction with her we feel art is only an event and does change the man's life in behaviour, attitude and perceptions, but indeed we experienced that it can cure the diseases also as after displaying the photos collected from Elaine has made a remarkable change among our patients in the hospital. Art is the language of the unspoken soul. Nature is the language of our existence and by gathering the above two and disseminating to many persons who can spark the lights of the many lives is really an excellent work done by Elaine. Though ambition for many people all may not accomplish the object of their vision. But Elaine is such kind of person who can reach the destination till the end without hesitation. Their high quality photos have reached hospitals in the most remote corners of the world and continue to expand to others. The founder's efficient organizational and resourceful skills continue to be a pillar of the organization. May all hospitals and patients benefit from this organization. It is a great pleasure for us to share our experience and interaction with Foundation and also with Elaine and hope through this Foundation the services can reach to many more hospitals and the patients can recover very soon with these photographs. Mrs. Rajani Suram, Executive Director, KISES, Andhra Pradesh, India.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our photo project in our hospital in Andhra Pradesh, India.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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