Children with Clefts Need Your Support

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

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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 in the next five years, putting more children than ever before on track to a better future.

Learn About Our Model

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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 75+ countries.

Patients and Families

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

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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.

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Find Help

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

Medical Professionals

Learn more about the medical professionals we partner with and explore free resources.

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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.

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Training Programs

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

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Grant Programs

Smile Train funds more than 1,000 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 world’s 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.