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  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been part of this wonderful foundation for the past several years serving as Board Sec'y. I am also a nursing professional who has seen how these beautiful photos enhance a patient's experience in the hospital and clinical setting. I frequently see Elaine's photos while I visit areas within our medical campus.

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

seeing how patients & medical personnel react while seeing these photos on the walls of hospital rooms, waiting rooms, and medical offices.

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

the care and compassion shown to underprivaleged medical centers/clinics and how appreciative they are to receive such beautifully depicted photos.

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

Place photos in every medical center or clinic across the globe.

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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6 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with the Foundation from its inception as a board meember. The amazing thing is that we have been able to place over 2000 photographs in hospitals in many countries and continents with a miniscule staff, i.e. Elaine Poggi, and very little funding. It shows what can be done with determination and how a very small group of people can make a difference in this world. This foundation has made an amazing difference. We are on our way to 3000 photos placed and beyond.

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

seeing what it does to non-decorated spaces

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

From a personal stand point, I can give testimony as to the therapeutic benefits of the photos from the Foundation. Even more amazing is the effect they have on the entire hospital staff. Because of Elaine's talent, dedication and hard work, the Foundation is contributing to the well being of untold numbers of people throughout the world. Written by Dale L. Fulton, a friend and neighbor of Elaine and her family in her home town of Sparta, IL, USA

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

our local hospital where during my stay I was quite pleased to find one of Elaine's beautiful photos in my room.

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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6 people found this review helpful

Response was fast when I asked about contributing art to the Foundation. Elaine handled things very professionally and is a delight to work with. Elaine emailed me that my contribution was used in a hospital recently and which hospital it was used in. I appreciated that kind of follow up. From everything I have seen, the Foundation is a wonderful organization to work with.

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

professional and personable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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7 people found this review helpful

When my mom was diagnosed with cancer in early 2008, I found The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals online. I immediately thought this was a wonderful organization, especially after my mom's diagnoses and countless doctor and hospital visits. Elaine worked to get 5 photos donated to my mom's hospital, as well as put one of mine on the foundation's website. My photo is now in three hospitals, one each: locally, nationally, and internationally. I only hope that my photos can bring as much beauty to the walls of these institutions as the 5 photos did at my mom's hospital. Thank you for this great organization!

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

seeing how proud my mom was that I became involved in this organization on her behalf. I can only imagine/hope that it brings just as much joy to countless others.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

E' molto bello per me sapere che in Australia all'interno di un ospedale, tramite la mia foto http://www.healingphotoart.com/gallery_contrib.php?category_id=14&parent_id=1&photo_id=1224&countdisplay;=&start=0, degli ammalati possono vedere la nostra campagna toscana e magari sognare di guarire e venire a trovarci. Queste immagini possono portare colore nella vita di tante persone... Magari l'idea di viaggio può essere l'idea di vita e di speranza di cui tanti hanno bisogno per uscire dalla malattia!!

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italia

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Ways to make it better...

va bene così

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I love the idea that is at the heart of the Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals--combining compassion, love, beauty, and nature. Truly, this makes a powerful combination! I have personally seen what an incredible impact these photos have on individuals in hospitals, along with the dreams they inspire of a peaceful, loving, and healthy world. To them, these dreams are priceless, and resonate with the deep-seated human drive to survive, recover, and ultimately be restored to full health. The photos also carry great potential to continue making a difference far beyond the hospital walls by inspiring us all to work together in building a better tomorrow--by contributing to greater international understanding, environmental stewardship, and concern for our fellow forms of life on this precious planet.

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

having the chance to witness and be a part of bringing the pictures into places where they open up windows to hope and health.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Few foundations maintain the highest levels of quality on all fronts--especially as they become more established. This Foundation is one of them. It has been successful in consistently achieving its goals of providing peace to people who are suffering at the end of their life. 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.

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

knowing the positive impact it has on people's lives, in moments of suffering and healing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Art is the language of the unspoken soul. Nature is the language of our existance and capturing both.... is indeed a rare gift. Elaine has the gift to capture both and is willing to share her talents so that others may reap the benefits of experiencing nature and art whenever they find themselves in an indoor environment far removed from what it is that the soul needs to speak. Deborah Burnett http://www.deborahburnett.com

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

the results and comments of the study participants

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

change nothing

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

the depth of knowledge possessed by Elaine n

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

knowledgable

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

change the way we practice medicine in a hospital setting

Ways to make it better...

I would have had more wall space

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the world to understand the need for more of this intervention in a healthcare setting

One thing I'd also say is that...

it is now time to send out the message that art design and nature matter ..especially when it comes to health

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Our senses make our feelings and visual experience is one of many. Being healthy and able to go outside and see things seems normal and because of that we are not aware of everyday wonders around us any more. Being ill and staying in hospital bedrooms inside of 4 walls we start to miss those things and become aware of them but they are far away. Elaine's ideas and photos bring them back to people. Photos serve as a window through hospital walls which brings patient's thoughts to past and future beautiful experiences.

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

...zelaous.

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

...cover hospitals inner walls with big photos

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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