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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 almost 6000 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

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39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Amy_330

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an amazing non-profit organization! Their beautiful nature photos bring comfort to so many patients, families, and medical staff in hospitals and medical facilities around the world. Keep up the amazing work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truly heartwarming and loving to know so much beauty is being shared with those who need it the most!!

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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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!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The photos that have been hung in Neuroscience ICU of the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI are striking in their artistry and still so very appropriate in the setting. That they include the work of at least one photographer with roots in the area makes the installation even more personal and special. This is a wonderful enterprise that gives soul and beauty to what could be such a forbidding place.

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 08/12/2014

So happy to be of service to the patients and staff in the Neuroscience ICU! Yes, included in your collection of photos are those of photographers Stan Strembicki (on our Board of Directors) and Paula Visnoski, both with roots in Rhode Island! Thanks for your kind comments!

Louis M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been in many hospitals. I have been there as a patient, a supporter of friends and family, and to care for my countrymen. In my travels to over 60 countries, I have been in hospitals not fit for animals. I have been to hospitals served by a lone valiant doctor. The work of Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals, Inc. brings beauty and comfort. Elaine Poggi's work is artistic, high quality, and achieves its goal.

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 08/12/2014

Thank you, Louis! You definitely have seen the world's hospitals. I do my best to make things better...

Florence H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Elaine has brightened so many hospitals and it means so much to patients. It is hard in hospital and some are so sterile and bleak it is depressing. Through this foundation Elaine has helped people all over the world in such a tireless effort to brighten peoples hardest times in life. Praise God for people like Elaine who dedicate their life to serving others.

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 08/12/2014

Thank you, Florence! Your words mean a lot to me!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a way to honor one's mother! I admire Elaine and her tireless work in this project. As a cancer survivor, I know how dreary hospital and infusion rooms are. Elaine's photos brighten up and make the rooms sparkle! This makes people's spirits soar! Positive actions bring positive results. I know Elaine's Foundation will continue to be a positive influence on the whole patient and their families.

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 08/12/2014

Thanks, Helen! You know, for sure, the difference beautiful nature photos can make in a hospital environment!

Ally H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This foundation is truly an act of kindness and generosity. It not only impact the patients at these hospitals, but he family, friends, and staff also at these hospitals. Wonderfully simple concept with scientific fact that it helps people!

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 06/24/2012

Thanks so much, Ally, for your kind words and support!! All my best, Elaine

Kathy48

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals is a gift to those who need it the most. Having spent a lot of time with family members in the hospital, I know how the beauty of God's natural world can uplift and inspire those who live inside sterile walls for days, if not weeks and months. Elaine's photos, and the photos of other volunteers, are exceptional!

Karen73

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The idea of 'place' and nature is important to us all and our surroundings are seldom more important to us then when we are ill and have been removed from our homes. It creates additional stress and fear, with little comfort or distraction. Creating a welcoming environment in hospital settings around the world is a wonderful and humanitarian mission. Elaine Poggi knows this from vast and personal experience and her founding of Healing Photo Art is a testament to her ability and her commitment to creating a healing environment to patients and hospital staff throughout the world. We are delighted to have benefited from her art work and know first hand that it brings joy and calm to an otherwise impersonal environment. Karen Simonton Executive Director Simonton Cancer Center

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I grew up with Elaine in Sparta, IL, from kindergarten to high school graduation. She was always very smart, creative, compassionate and loved life. I am not surprised to see her passion for nature and desire to help people. My wife is a 8 year breast cancer survivor and I believe the pictures promote serenity and help to calm the storm within. A sense of peace is generated when I view Elaine's pictures. The pictures are a reminder to be thankful for the beautiful world that God created. Danny M. Beard