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Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals Inc

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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

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

maxinebillings

Donor

Rating: 5

I found out about The Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals, Inc. during my research when I was seeking children's hospitals to donate some of my nature art to. I e-mailed the Foundation, and right away, Ms. Elaine Poggi responded, thanking me for my interest in their work, and included the guidelines for their Contributing Photographers Program. She also asked me to send her a few photos from my gallery. I did, and that is how my extremely pleasant relationship with her and the Foundation began.

As a result, I am now a happy and proud contributor to the photographers program! Ms. Poggi has made my experience so pleasant, enjoyable, and exciting! She chose one of my favorite pictures from my collection, my "Regal Red Camellia," for inclusion in the program and has already displayed it on her Foundation's beautiful Web site. This camellia also appears in my You Tube video which I have attached here on my first video art exhibition.

I meet many people for the first time whom I seem to have a really great and special connection with, and Ms. Poggi is definitely one of them! Her personality is extremely down-to-earth in a very kind, caring, and warm way. I am truly, truly thankful that she has allowed me this awesome honor and privilege to be a part of her extraordinary Foundation, and I look forward to working more closely with her!

Monica97

Donor

Rating: 5

When my uncle passed away, I wanted to honor his memory somehow. He had lots of beautiful photos from his travels, and I was looking for a way to do something positive with them. I came across Photo Art in Hospitals Inc. and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share his work. Elaine graciously accepted a photo he took from a trip he took to Alaska. That trip was significant for him because it is what he had focused on while in the hospital, promising himself that when he recovered, he would take the journey- and he did.

Now, I'm glad the photo can be shared as an image of peace and optimism. I'm glad to hear it resides in over 20 hospitals and clinics, across the US. That's amazing- I appreciate the opportunity and Elaine's commitment to this work.

Angelee L.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have told my photographer friends about this foundation which is doing so much for the communities that they exhibit in. I would recommend this site to anyone who is looking to give back.

Dan_98

Donor

Rating: 5

I found Foundation for Photo Art in Hospital on the internet and i found it a cool thing. It was a privilage to join with them in the way I can help someone feel happy and well. I am not a doctor but I could make someone smile and feel at peace with my pictures..Thank you for the opertunity for me to join in.

Wish you all the best

Denny Daniel

FotografiaJamir

Donor

Rating: 5

I find this non-profit foundation very helpful to sick people, especially those who are confined in a treatment institutions. The foundation is an instrument of the creator to bring life to those who need it most. God bless this foundation. Spread more love !

Marilyn66

Donor

Rating: 5

The Mission of Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals is simple. They provide printed works of beautiful art to hospitals worldwide. I was very pleased how quickly the selection process went and I received lots of suggestions from them on ways I can assist this non profit to reach even more hospitals! I encourage artists to become contributers to this great program.

Donor

Rating: 5

Elaine is a jewel! So encouraging and helpful in the process.. You can feel her heart and warmth and compassion.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud and honored to be a contributing photographer to this amazing organization which is working to provide an atmosphere of comfort and healing to patients and their families when they need it the most. Founder and President, Elainne Poggi, is incredibly passionate about the benefits of art in hospitals and my experience with the foundation was excellent. I hope that my photograph is able to relive someone's stress and anxiety and play a small part in the healing process.

Heather252

Donor

Rating: 5

It is an honor to be a contributing photographer to Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals. Patients and their family often feel nervous, vulnerable, and uncomfortable in hospitals. The sterile environment is cold and uninviting. Nature art allows the patient to escape momentarily, and brings a sense of calm and comfort. As a patient and a family member of a patient, I can attest that beautiful nature art is a much appreciated feature in a hospital. It brings me much personal satisfaction to contribute this wonderful cause. My hope is that one day my art will bring a sense of comfort to someone in a hospital. The concept of this Foundation is novel, and important to hospital patients worldwide.

Elaine the president and curator of the Foundation is fabulous. She was quick to respond to my emails, and she works tirelessly to support the Foundation. My entire experience with this organization was positive, and I would recommend working with the Foundation to both photographers and hospitals.

Donor

Rating: 5

I feel very honored to be a contributing photographer for thus very fine organization which provides joy and peace to hospitalized patients!

Fatima2

Donor

Rating: 5

The work done by this foundation is amazing, they bring joy to the sick and people sometimes tend to forget that they deserve to be as happy as they can and the possibility provided by the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals can make them forget their pain while they look at the photos. My experience (as a contributing photographer) with them was nothing less then spectacular! Kudos for their work!

Kharismayani

Donor

Rating: 5

Best nonprofit foundation to connect the work of art with the healing. Keep going! Good job!

Marika B.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am grateful to Fondation For Photo Art in Hospitals to the great meaning that an initiative like this has. Bring the beauty in hospitals, through photographs, means bring hope, good energy to persons who need support. Thank You Elaine!

2 Irienow

Donor

Rating: 5

I am excited and honored to be a contributing photographer to The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals. I believe that beautiful and inspiring art, when viewed by people having a hard time, can stimulate helpful and healing feelings. Working with Elaine, I can tell by her professionalism that her organization is one to support!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I always loved being around nature and beautiful landscapes so I decided to learn digital photography. When I read Elaine's story about her mom and how she started the Foundation for photo art in the hospital's I knew I needed to get involved so I donated my photo. I feel very honored to have an opportunity to share my work and help someone find peace and wellness.

1 Nat_

Donor

Rating: 5

Elaine's dedication is remarkable. I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this fine organisation.

Donor

Rating: 5

I contributed a photograph of the Mediterranean Sea from the cost of Giglio Island to be used by this foundation. I am a firm believer in the power art has to heal the world, and this nonprofit is doing just that. If you close your eyes and visualize the interior of a hospital, I'm sure you'd see plain white walls and floors accompanied by sick and depressed individuals. This foundation is changing that! Imagine walking into what you'd expect to be a dreary and cold atmosphere, and instead you're greeted with warmth and comfort by the colorfully decorated walls. Your environment does play a vital role in your emotional, and even physical, well-being. Beautiful art hung along the walls of hospitals would surely ease the anxiety of patients young and old, as well as loved ones and care givers. My hat goes off to this idea by the Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals Inc., and I am proud to be a contributing photographer for their cause!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals, Inc. is a wonderful, non-profit organization dedicated to the act of healing through the use of visual art. Healing is not just a physical process but also involves mental quality / state of mind for the patient, family and caregiver. Visual art stirs emotion, and in the case of this organization, in a positive, relaxing, and therapeutic medicinal purpose. The art that is chosen by the foundation not only depicts a soothing and restorative sense, but can rebuild a peaceful recovery. By placing art in facilities world-wide, not fortunate enough to obtain art on their own, the foundation can help heal those who would not be able to have a tranquil and serene environment to begin or complete their recover. I am truly grateful to able to say that I belong to such a great establishment and hope that if my art helps just one person mend I have been blessed. Michele G.

Helen37

Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard of the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals, Inc. via LinkedIn. I am so impressed with their mission that I became a contributing photographer. Their work is admirable.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals through a fellow photographer friend on Facebook. I was very excited to have found an organization where I could donate my photography artwork that would benefit a lot of people in a much needed area such as a hospital. Can you imagine being very ill and looking up and seeing a gorgeous photograph that is soothing, relaxing and peaceful? It would have to put a smile on a face.

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Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 08/11/2015

Thanks, Laura, for you great review and for the lovely photo that you donated to the Foundation! I appreciate your enthusiasm and support!