What We Do

Completing the Circle of Care, with Life-Changing Results

In most developing countries, cleft lip and palate care is very limited. Where it does exist, the focus is often on surgery alone. We believe that a child born with cleft lip and palate deserves to be supported every step of the way.

Our Approach

With your help, we support children throughout their cleft care journey. Our approach is to:


Provide comprehensive cleft to children, so they can thrive at home, at school, and in their communities.

Support families to help every child realize their full potential.



Build the capacity of local teams worldwide.



Our Mission

We equip local teams to provide comprehensive cleft lip and palate care that is accessible for all. Together we are building happier, healthier lives for children and families in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. As you can see, we’re so much more than a smile charity.


Our Vision

Our vision for children with cleft lip and palate is full inclusion into their community, so they can pursue their hopes and dreams.

Our Values

Collaboration, Community-Based Solutions, Integrity, Accessible to All, Passion.


Partnering with Local Teams

To make this long-term approach possible, Transforming Faces partners with local teams in developing countries. We support these dedicated professionals by providing funding, guidance, innovation and medical training to strengthen their skills and complete the circle of cleft care for children and families.

Our 100% Promise to Donors

We direct 100% of all charitable donations to comprehensive cleft care for children and families, thanks to a private foundation that covers our administative costs.