Smile Train Named “2023 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits

Award based on Community Recommendations

Laurel for Smile Train's GreatNonprofits 2023 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award

New York, NY (November 9, 2023) – Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, is named a “2023 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading website for community recommendations of charities and nonprofits.

Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. Comprehensive cleft care includes dental, psychosocial, and speech-language services. Since its inception in 1999, Smile Train has sponsored more than 1.5 million free cleft surgeries worldwide. The organization strives to give every child with a cleft the opportunity to smile and lead a full and happy life.

“We are honored to be named a ‘2023 Top-Rated Nonprofit,’” says Elyse Taub, Chief Development Officer of Smile Train. “We are proud of our many accomplishments this year, including launching innovative technologies to support the education and training of medical professionals; working with governments, ministries of health, and global health organizations to enhance standards of care and patient outcomes globally; and, of course, sponsoring more than 108,000 life-changing smiles.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that Smile Train received from donors and members of the cleft community.

“Smile Train is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference around the globe,” said Shari Tishman, Managing Director of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with Smile Train.”

GreatNonprofits is the largest donation website for nonprofits and where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.8 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers, and recipients of aid.

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About Smile Train

Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train's sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit

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