More than two dozen Island organizations will receive funds totaling $228,500 from the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation, which this week announced its annual grants.

While last year’s annual grant cycle concentrated on helping Vineyarders cope with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 grants reflect a return to the foundation’s ongoing mission to back a diversity of Island causes.

“I think we’re getting back to a sense of, okay, how can we keep moving forward?” executive director Emily Bramhall told the Gazette Wednesday.

“The organizations out there were still doing their work, and it was pretty awesome.”

More than half the annual grant money — $121,400 in all — is going to programs that directly assist Island residents, including community suppers at the Congregational Church of West Tisbury, the animal shelter’s veterinary bill support for needy seniors and the West Tisbury Library’s community refrigerator initiative.

The foundation’s largest annual contributions, known as impact grants, will benefit three often-overlooked segments of the Island population.

Harbor Homes will receive $25,000 for a laundry room at the women’s house in Oak Bluffs that can also be used by other homeless people, and the foundation is granting $15,000 each to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, to support patients needing off-Island care for high-risk pregnancies, and Island Elderly Housing, to build accessible pathways for seniors at Woodside Village.

Grants in support of the environment totaled $50,400 to groups such as the Great Pond Foundation, for collecting data from Tisbury Great Pond; the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, for cyanobacteria and climate studies and Mass Audubon Felix Neck, which is working with students from the regional high school to build pollinator gardens at the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living.

Health services are receiving $50,200, including grants that support nursing assistant training at ACE MV and provide office space at Friends of Family Planning for visiting care providers.

The foundation is also providing $6,500 to arts groups, with grants for the M.V. Chamber Music Society’s youth string program students to play in the Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra and for the M.V. Film Center to replace theatre signage.

Joint efforts between Island groups, like the garden-building project with Felix Neck, the high school and the Center for Living, have become more frequent since the pandemic began, Ms. Bramhall said.

“The amount of collaboration . . . it’s just been wonderful to see and to be a part of,” she said.

“All of these organizations are working together and talking together, with the concept, ‘What are we trying to achieve?’”

The annual grants bring to over $820,000 the total distributed by the community foundation in 2021.

The emergency relief fund established in March, 2020 remains active, Ms. Bramhall said, and the foundation’s off-cycle grants included $25,000 to the Martha’s Vineyard Fisherman’s Preservation Trust for its wholesale fish market in Menemsha, $18,000 to the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation’s conservation work at Red Gate Farm and $17,000 to the Community Ambassadors Partnership for interpreters to help improve communication between the Island’s Brazilian Portuguese and English speakers.