A Baby With a Cleft is Born Every 3 Minutes

You Can Change Their Lives

Delightful Little Darlings

Over the last 20+ years, Smile Train has supported safe and quality cleft care for 1.5+ million children – more than every other charity combined. And we won’t stop until every child in need with a cleft has access to the care they deserve.

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Smile Train Sustainable Model

What's the secret to our success? Unlike mission-trip-based organizations, Smile Train developed a sustainable, scalable model that empowers local healthcare workers in 70+ countries to provide lifesaving, life-changing, and 100% free cleft treatment to their neighbors in need.


Meet Ayubu, from Kenya. His classmates harassed him for years because of a local myth about clefts. Finally, when he was 10, a family friend told his mother free help was available from Smile Train. She was skeptical, but took a chance. Now, Ayubu’s smile lights up every room he enters and his classmates know the truth about clefts. They have since become his friends.

We are the World’s Largest Cleft-Focused Organization

We are the World's Largest Cleft-Focused Organization


empowered medical professionals


Smile Train supported cleft surgeries


partner hospitals


Smile Train supported training opportunities


countries where Smile Train has helped

We Keep Operating Costs Low to Transform More Lives

Smile Train Breakdown


"We donate to Smile Train because we know from personal experience how the surgery changes a child's life! We also know that the money we give goes to the surgeries for the children, and administrative costs are kept as low as possible so that our donations can go mostly to the children who need this life-changing surgery.” - Brett & Laurie Stoller

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