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  

7 people found this review helpful

I worked with Elaine to install some photographs in a hospital in Pailin, Cambodia. This hospital provided only the most basic care, and her pictures brightened the wards and opened up the patients view of the world. Thanks Elaine for your good work througout the world. Dr. Francisco Grijalva

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

Elaine's passion to provide beauty to patients in hospitals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We had a GREAT experience working with Foundation for the Photo Art, in Venezuela and Guatemala. I remember when we put the pictures in the infectious disease ward in Venezuela, one of the mother (16 years old) that was there because of her 3 month old baby told us while we were putting the pictures up: THANKS FOR BRINGING SOMETHING THAT CAN MAKE US SMILE IN THIS PLACE! At that moment we really realized the impact a beautiful picture can have. We are so greatful for ELAIN support, we have 8 school clinics in Guatemala that have benefit from her wonderful work!!!!

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

how fast and simply they take things. AS you send you request they will just help you and send you the pictures. They really believe in what they are doing

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

Incredible, friendly and ALWAYS willing to help

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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1 person found this review helpful

This non profit organisation helped send healing photos at its own expenses 100% to Malawi ( The Warm Heart of Africa). These photos are hang in a clinic in one of the poor remote areas of the Central Region of Malawi called Mtunthama, Kasungu District. The clinic is run by the Anglican Diocese and is helping the poor and needy who would have no opportunity to the other parts of the world and its beauty and help them appreciate God's beautiful creation as result begin to think and thank God for that is beautiful in the middle of pain and difficulties. The feedback is that the personnel at this Clinic were greatly touched that some people would think of decorating a place of healing and cure like theirs free of charge. The generosity shown through Foundation For Photo Art in Hospitlas Inc. has helped transform lives and attitude towards non profit organisation that sometimes have spoiled the reason for their existence that they use the images of the poor, needy and vulnerable to become famous and find a way to raise financial contributions in Malawi. For me persoanlly it touched me because the gift was freely given with no strings attached. There was no hidden agenda in the giving. It was to help the weak and poor see the beauty of God's creation around the world. I am very grateful to Elaine for this foundation.

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

I have personally experience the results of this FOUNDATION FOR PHOTO ART IN HOSPITALS INC in a beautiful harmoious way

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

Have others be aware of what it objectives are

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

The heart to be a blessing to people that are mostly not able to go out and appreciate the beauty of nature and God's around them or far from them

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

Staff are very friendly and very sensitive to the personal needs around them.

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

If FOUNDATION FOR PHOTO ART IN HOSPITALS INC had 10 million buck it would transform the ugly hopital rooms or blank and plain clinics in remopte areas of the world look beautiful and seem like the art galleries that would lift the spirits of the suffering

Ways to make it better...

There were more clinice helped

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

There is not enough financial contributions for it to carry out many decorations in many hospital rooms or ward or offices

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

It will thrive way beyond borders that we know, once people with the capacity to donate finances and have similar desire to help alliviate pain in the suffering and give hope of the beauty of life around them when everything seem to be ugly becoz of pain

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Gorgeous art and wonderful operation. We have used these generous services for several hospitals in East Africa. The children, caregivers and other patients all loved the photos in Rwanda and Tanzania.

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

sending art to hospitals and clinics in developing Rwanda and Tanzania

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

expand it

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

dependable, high quality beautiful art, well framed and efficiently delivered

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

kind, talented and very helpful

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

brighten days and hasten healing everywhere it is displayed

Ways to make it better...

wow, nothing! I hope many more people who are recovering in care facilities will take advantage of this healing art

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

doing more!

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

Elaine Poggi is a very talented and warm hearted giving leader.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

After building our new hospital here in Rooks County Kansas, we realized the great impact art has on healing. The Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals, Inc. was so generous to provide beautiful photography that has helped our patient's, their family and friends and our staff realize the power of art and imagination. The gifts from this incredible foundation continue to touch peoples lives daily and has encouraged great artists from our area become interested in this powerful philathropic model. We had a patient who verbalized so honestly what the photo's have done for her. "I have had such misery and pain in my life the last few years, these pictures help me escape from those moments and help me become stronger." This foundation makes a very meaningful difference in the lives of many.

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

Through their gift of artwork for our hospital.

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

N/A

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

Their honesty, mission and integrity.

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

Through email I have found this foundations founder Elaine Poggi to be kind, personable and truly a person who thought about how to help others and found a great way to do it.

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

Help other hospitals become a more healing environment.

Ways to make it better...

We had an awesome experience. I would not change a thing.

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

Finances and their ability to get the word out to other artists who might contribute to their cause.

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Kathy, I am so happy that our photos helped at least one patient! This makes it definitely worth all the time and energy!! Many thanks! Elaine