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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Health, Hospitals, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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 5000 colorful photos in more than 300 facilities on 7 continents!

Target demographics: hospitals, healthcare facilities, hospices, clinics, nursing homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year: placed 522 photographs in 30 facilities around the world

Geographic areas served: global

Programs: photo art projects for various units in healthcare facilities

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

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


Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!!!


Client Served

Rating: 5

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.


Client Served

Rating: 5

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.


Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 02/05/2010

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