The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is a non-profit foundation under public law. It is sponsored by the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the City of Dessau-Roßlau.

Aufsichtsbehörde der Stiftung ist das Kultusministerium des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt.

Organs of the Foundation are the Foundation Council and the Scientific Advisory Board.