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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

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Voluntad contra el cancer Reynosa Rio Bravo, AC wish to express our depest grattitude to the FUNDATION for Photo Art in Hospitals, INC for their amaizing donation of 26 pictures that now are decoring our Hematology Pediatrics Unit at Reynosa´s Materno Infantil Hospital in Mexico. They aren´t just decoring our area, they are signs of a more greater love for kids facing cancer, with their talent this generous Photographers who are in this Foundation, give hope, love and the opportunity of developing greater dreams for our kids, cause in every photography there is a name, a country, a place....just to let them know they are special and care for, from all over the world. In the name of our kids THANK YOU. Special thanks to Elaine Poggi for all she did to make sure we got them.

Chelsea25

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The President of the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals Inc met with me for a project while I was studying abroad, and not only was she very helpful and insightful, but I learned so much about the foundation and about the benefits of art in the healing process. This foundation does amazing things and I was very excited to be able to meet with her and talk about her job and the foundation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently heard a presentation about this foundation and thought it was truly inspiring! Hospital rooms can be a lonely and sad place for patients and their families. This foundation seeks to correct that by placing beautiful pictures taken around the world in hospital rooms and hallways. An amazing idea and way to brighten people's days that may otherwise have little to smile about.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals is very good initiative. I really appreciate their work. Thanks :-)

Ardis L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a dream of sharing my love of nature photography with others so possibly through my pictures they could find a personal journey for themselves. Foundation for photo art/healing art has given me that opportunity. They helped me sort through several photos to finding the one that could become a photo journey. They worked with me through the learning curve to computer download and to their organization so my dream could reach others.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful support for all patients! It brightens the experience for all who enter the hospital.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This foundation is as inspirational as the photos they provide. Thank- you for all that you do!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 09/15/2014

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 08/29/2014

Thanks so much for your kind comment! Best, Elaine

Carin H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 08/13/2014

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