Awards & Ratings

Find out why Smile Train receives high ratings and reviews.

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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

GuideStar Seal

Guidestar 2020 Platinum Seal

For restaurants, there’s Yelp. For real estate, there’s Zillow. For law, there’s LexisNexis. For nonprofits, there’s GuideStar. GuideStar gathers, organizes, and distributes information about U.S nonprofits. Smile Train currently has the highest possible rating from Guidestar, the Platinum seal.

GreatNonProfits Top-Rated NonProfit


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 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit with 4.5 stars out of 5.

Charity Navigator 100/100 Rating

Charity Navigator

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 scores 100% according to this system.

Facebook Reviews


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.

Google Reviews

Google Reviews

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 4.5 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

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