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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Elaine Poggi and learn of the wonderful work the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals in 2004. Our Auxiliary was looking for something to brighten our patient rooms. Once we spoke with Elaine and saw first had some of her photo art, we knew we had found what we were looking for. Her photo art was filled with her passion for photography and was sure to brighten and lift the spirits of our patients, families, visitors and the staff. We felt fortunate to be able to purchase such high quality art on a relatively low budget. As we expected (and hoped), the photo art was very well received by our patients, etc. Many asked questions about the photographer and where were some of the pictures taken, etc. This photo art is truly "healing art".

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

the positive comments I have received from patients, families, visitors and staff of our hospital regarding the Photo Art.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005-10-01

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9 people found this review helpful

How can I not rave about the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals? Their mission is a noble one: to place nature art in hospitals to give comfort and hope to patients. Their leadership is passionate and professional. I have met with their president (Elaine Poggi) several times and am impressed by her ambition and determination. Their reach is global and they make their services available and affordable to all.

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

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

its worthy mission.

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

professional and passionate

Ways to make it better...

people gave them more financial support

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I have told many people about this organization, especially photo artists who would cherish knowing about this opportunity to make a difference to so many simply by sharing their gifts as photographers. I have worked with the Executive Director, Elaine Poggi, and am sincerely impressed by her passion for helping advance healing through photo arts in medical settings and her generosity as staff. Anyone associated with this endeavor will experience a great sense of achievement and goodwill to others. It is a program worth supporting in whatever means possible.

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

deeply committed and generous with their financial support and passion to help others. This is the kind of nonprofit people are always willing to lift high and support.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I saw the birth of the Foundation and from the beginning I was moved by the depth of the feelings that inspired it. I have always been in admiration of Elaine's ideals, passion and committment. She is doing a great job, I heve seen her work in hospitals here in Florence and felt very proud to know Elaine and be her friend.

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

hospital in Florence (Italy)

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

as far as I know, it is very well managed as it is

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

the willingness to bring some joy and hope in hospitals

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

enthousistic

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

brighten the dyas of so may sick people

Ways to make it better...

I had committed more

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

competition

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

it takes a lot of willing to get something like this started and alive

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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10 people found this review helpful

My husband and I have seen Elaine's photos and know that her work is exceptional. Elaine has a passion for bringing art, and thereby bringing stimulation and comfort to those in hospitals. We remember seeing the cold, dreary hospital room that Elaine's mother occupied during her lengthy illness. Elaine hung her own photos to bring her cheer. We know that her photos are in many parts of the world and commend her efforts. We hope she continues her great work.

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

My local hospital in Urbana, Illinois has started to use more art work in patient rooms. I think Elaine Poggi and her foundation have influenced designers of hospitals.

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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8 people found this review helpful

I've seen photos for the first time on the wall of an Hospital in Florence and it gave me a good feeling about all those beautifull pictures in such a sad environment. Later I made a donation to the foundation and helped placing photos in a Rome Hospital. I think that this foundation has a strong power giving happiness and hope to get out of the Hospital to all recovered people. Keep doing that Elaine is such a beautiful thing!!!

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

the Careggi Hospital in Florence and it made fell good all people being recovered!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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7 people found this review helpful

The photos placed in hospitals by this foundation depict beautiful scenery from many different locations around the world. I have seen these high quality photos in hospital locations in St. Louis and in Sparta, Il, while visiting friends and relatives in these facilities. I find them to be inspiring and a lift to the spirit.

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

I have known the photographer and founder of this foundation for many years. She is passionate about her work, and very committed to placing the photo/art in all types of settings.

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

From the first time Elaine Poggi opened the trunk of her car to show us her beautiful photographs and shared her vision for the Foundation of Photo Art in Hospitals, we have been fans. Our local hospital has benefitted from the Foundation’s work and we have observed the difference colorful photos make when they are introduced in the monochromatic, sterile hospital environment. Far more remarkable, however, is the difference made in the lives of people. The patients, their friends and family, and the hospital staff can all escape the worry and pressure of the hospital atmosphere when they see the colors and images on the walls. The photos add beautiful points of focus that help patients to think of places or things beyond themselves and hope for a better time. The Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals is truly making the world a better place and it’s doing it one photo at a time.

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

watching Elaine's commitment to her dream become reality. Her energy, imagination, and generosity are commendable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Elaine Uchtman Poggi started this admirable foundation some years ago, utilizung her own especially beautiful photographs to enliven normally sterile hospital rooms, corridors, and waiting areas. Her exceptional photographs of both scenery and people are now cheering patients and visitors in many parts of the world. One wonders why someone didn't think of this project before. All praise to Elaine Poggi... Horace Gibson

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

observing the enthusiasm of Elaine Poggi and hearing the gratitude of hospital patients, nurses, and doctors.

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

place cheering photographs in every hospital in the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Thanks, Horace! What I have learned from you through the years has certainly helped me with my work with the Foundation! All my best, Elaine