Children with Clefts Need Your Support

Your gift helps guarantee lifesaving care for children and allows us to spend less time and fewer resources on fundraising.

Cleft-affected girl before cleft surgery

Changing the World One Smile at a Time

Over the past 25+ years, we have transformed the lives of more than 2 million children. With your help, we aim to greatly expand our reach over the next five years, putting more children than ever before on track to a better future.

Learn About Our Model

What is Smile Train

What are Clefts?

Did you know that clefts cause difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, 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 75+ countries.

Patients and Families

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

Cleft-affected boy before cleft surgery

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.

cleft-affected children smiling

Patient Resources

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

cleft-affected girl

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.

Two Smile Train partners smiling and giving thumbs up with a cleft-affected patient

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.

Smile Train patient after cleft surgery

Training Programs

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

Endang smiling and holding a Smile Train banner with an older patient

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.

Indri smiling with her daughter Divya after cleft surgery

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 75+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and other forms of essential cleft care in their own communities.