Every three minutes...

a baby is born with a cleft. Save a life today by financially supporting our local medical partners around the world.

baby in need of cleft surgery

Changing the World One Smile at a Time

Over the past 20 years, we have transformed the lives of more than 1.5 million children. With your help, we aim to double our reach in the next five years, putting more children than ever before on track to a better future.

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What are Clefts?

Did you know that clefts cause difficulties eatingbreathinghearing, and speaking? Learn more about clefts.

Get Involved

Whatever your passion, there’s a way to turn it into smiles.

Where We Work

Learn more about Smile Train’s programs in 70+ countries.

Patients and Families

Learn more about cleft care and explore our patient stories and resources.

a boy from Kenya with untreated cleft

Understanding Clefts

​​​​​​When a baby is born with a cleft, their family should immediately locate the nearest cleft team to explore their best treatment options.

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Patient Resources

Smile Train aims to support families worldwide by creating, connecting, and sharing resources about cleft care.

Smile Train Africa's 100000th patient

Find Help

Cleft treatment is 100%-free for Smile Train patients. In many cases, free transportation to/from Smile Train Treatment Centers may also be available.

Medical Professionals

Learn more about the Medical Professionals we partner with and explore our medical stories and resources.

Cleft surgeon from Nigeria holding Smile Train sign

Partner Programs

All of our partners are united by a common goal: helping children who have no place else to turn. If this is your goal, too, we’d like to partner with you.

Nurse training saves lives event in Indonesia

Training Programs

Smile Train offers our partners a range of clinical training opportunities and resources in surgery, anesthesia, nursing, and comprehensive cleft care.

A cleft surgeon holds former patient in his arms

Grant Programs

Smile Train funds hundreds of partners and programs throughout the world that help children in need receive treatment they could otherwise never afford.

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About Us

Smile Train is the largest cleft-focused organization with a model of true sustainability — providing training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals in 70+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and other forms of essential cleft care in their own communities.