Our Mission

Austin Smiles – The Austin Plastic Surgery Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable surgical and post-surgical care to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate both in Central Texas and Latin America.

1 in 700 children are born with a cleft lip or palate

$250 covers the cost of one life-changing surgery

150 volunteers annually will change a child’s life forever

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Since 1987 Austin Smiles has provided life-changing services to children born with cleft lip and palate

Children with cleft lip and palate often face one or more health and developmental complications without proper treatment. These complications include difficulties in feeding, speech, breathing, and hearing as well as compromised oral health and frequent ear infections. Austin Smiles believes every child born with a cleft lip or palate deserves access to life-changing care.

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 Featured fundraiser

Wish Upon A Smile 2023-Nov. 4th

 Join us for a night under the stars, featuring the most spectacular sunset views in town, and a musical performance by Dale Watson. Benefitting Austin Smiles mission!

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Our next Mission – June 2023

Veracruz 2023

Austin Smiles is heading to Veracruz Mexico! Our team of 30+ volunteers will provide surgical, dental and speech care for children in need!

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Local program highlight

Back to School 2023 – Aug. 12

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

Our Back to School event provides Central Texas families undergoing cleft lip and palate treatment the opportunity to spend quality time with other families who are facing similar challenges. Our families are invited to share a morning of fun and games while they create new friendships and share stories.