Awards & Ratings
Find out why Smile Train receives high ratings and reviews.
Give With Confidence
Since our founding in 1999, Smile Train has been committed to efficiently and effectively helping children with clefts and providing transparency into our financials. Smile Train consistently receives independent and unbiased high ratings from supporters, charity watchers, and publishers around the world. Below are just a few recognitions from leading authorities.
List of Awards and Ratings
For restaurants, there’s Yelp. For real estate, there’s Zillow. For nonprofits, there’s Candid. Candid provides the most comprehensive data and insights about the social sector so you can get the information you need to create change. Smile Train currently has the highest possible rating from Candid, the Platinum seal.
GreatNonprofits is the leading platform for community-sourced reviews about nonprofits. These stories are submitted by people who know the organization the best. Smile Train is currently listed as a 2022 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.
Charity Navigator, the world’s largest independent charity evaluating service, rigorously rates nonprofits according to its “Encompass Rating System,” which accounts for organizations financial health, transparency, accountability, sustainability, and other key indicators. Smile Train currently has a Four-Star rating according to this system.
As the world’s largest social network, members of Facebook have the ability to communicate with friends, family, celebrities, and organizations — this includes writing reviews about charities. Smile Train currently has a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 on Facebook.
As the most popular search engine in the world, Google Reviews allow customers to publicly post a review on Google about their experience with an organization and its services. Smile Train currently has a rating of 4.9 stars out of 5 on Google.
Forbes 100 Largest Charities (2020)
Each year, Forbes ranks America's largest charity and nonprofit organizations. In 2020, Smile Train finished in the top 100.
More Smile Train Awards
World’s Largest Album of Smiling Mouths
2023, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™
Winner, Best Blog & Micro-Blog
2023, Shorty Awards
Best Initiative Award (Model & Speech App)
2019, International Humanitarian City
Best Healthcare NGO Of The Year
2018, World CSR Congress
Best Short Subject Documentary
2008, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences