In 1992, leaders from the four primary AIDS service organizations in Kansas City: Kansas City Free Health Clinic, SAVE Inc., Good Samaritan Project and HARCMart joined together to create a cooperative fundraising strategy. Putting aside organizational agendas, these leaders formed the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Each founding organization made an initial funding commitment to the foundation and placed two representatives on the board to serve with a diverse group of at-large directors from the Kansas City community. In 2006, HARCMart closed its doors and Hope Care Center was brought in as a primary beneficiary.